Tour: Middle West Spirits

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Tour and tasting.

Tour the 2017 AIA Columbus Honor Award winning project, Middle West Spirits by architect Jonathan Barnes, FAIA. Middle West Spirits operated their artisan small batch distillery business from a 9,000 square foot, 1920s era historic warehouse structure in a quickly gentrifying urban neighborhood of Columbus for several years before deciding to expand. Their plans to increase their capacity required new distillery equipment, including stills of 15 to 50 feet in height and several large fermenting tanks, as well as a public tasting room, bottle shop and offices. The singular, monolithic nature of the addition and its disconnected relationship with the ground plane create an ambiguity of scale. Its contrasting relationship with the historic warehouse clearly illustrate its role as a parabuilding that is, an addition or alteration (parasite) to an existing building (host) that transforms the essential character of the original structure. Space is limited!

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
1.0 HSW LU

$15 | All AIA and Affiliate Members
$25 | Non-Member Guests

Middle West Spirits
1230 Courtland Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43201

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