Office Of David O’Shea

Church of Oak Distillery

Church of Oak Distillery

Church of Oak Distillery

ODOS architects

ARCHITECTS
ODOS architects

DESIGN OFFICE
ODOS - Office of David O'Shea

YEAR
2023

LOCATION
Monasterevin, Ireland

CATEGORY
Mixed Use Architecture, Industrial Architecture, Educational Architecture

Church of Oak Distillery
Church of Oak Distillery

Now, after almost one hundred years, the distillery is being re-imagined to produce whiskey once again.

Church of Oak Distillery
Church of Oak Distillery

The revived facility, which will retain its original mill race aqueduct, malting house, store, and furnaces, will again have the capacity to produce high-quality products for the international market.

Central to the concept is the juxtaposition of striking modern design alongside rich historical architecture.

Church of Oak Distillery
Church of Oak Distillery

This reflects an innovative modern brand, informed by a history of tradition in the Irish Whiskey industry.

The purpose of the proposed development is to provide a high-quality, contemporary whiskey distillery and visitor experience within the grounds and fabric of the original mill building, kilns, and warehouse.

The re-use of these existing structures, including the original early nineteenth-century mill and various later additions will be central to the overall design, which celebrates the contrast between new and old while complementing existing local attractions such as the Canal and Monasterevin itself.

Church of Oak Distillery
Church of Oak Distillery
Church of Oak Distillery

Sitting majestically on 4.5 acres of beautiful land, the structures are bounded to one side by the Royal Canal, once used by our 19th-century predecessors to transport whiskey in great casks to Dublin on horse-drawn barges.

The facility contained within will address and focus upon the canal as it once did, providing a rich social and cultural destination to the public while restoring the site’s original use with a functional economic activity, true to the routes of this agricultural land.

Church of Oak Distillery

Office Of David O’Shea
T +353 1 6725300
Office Of David O’Shea
37 Drury Street, Dublin 2, D02 K8R2, Ireland