Devil’s Corner Taste Stall

TypeTemporary StructureLocationThe Taste of Tasmania, Princess Wharf, HobartClientBrown BrothersYear2015StatusTemporaryArchitectCumulus StudioImagesNina Hamilton

Each summer, for more than twenty five years, the Hobart Waterfront has played host to Tasmania’s largest food and wine festival. Held in conjunction with the arrival of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race fleet, the Taste of Tasmania takes advantage of Sullivan Cove’s unique position between the CBD, Salamanca and the Derwent River to celebrate the best produce and entertainment from across the state.

One such producer is Devil’s Corner who commissioned a bespoke pavilion for their stall at the 2015/2016 Taste of Tasmania to assist in the promotion of their new Cellar Door and Lookout on the East Coast of Tasmania. Positioned on the southern deck of Princes Wharf, the pavilion provides an elevated platform to view the oak trees and sandstone facades of the historic Salamanca warehouse precinct over the meandering crowds.

The simple, repetitive form of the structure has been designed for ease of assembly and disassembly, using readily available materials, including plywood sandwiched around lengths of timber and threaded along steel rods. A transparent ceiling provides shelter from the rain, along with removable walls, allowing the pavilion to be habitable in any conditions the Tasmanian summer throws at it.

Just as the new Cellar Door and Lookout provides visitors with a unique perspective of Moulting Lagoon and the Freycinet Peninsula, the simple yet refined stall provides a distinct environment to encounter the finely crafted wine. Once removed, the stall leaves no mark on the surrounding structure, but a lasting first impression of Devil’s Corner and the Taste alike.