Wild North Brewing is an adaptive reuse project utilizing the greyhound bus depot in Creston BC. The depot is a simple modernist building, constructed in the ’60’s. It had been empty for a number of years until purchased by Wild North Brewing. Cover Architecture worked with the client to adapt the building to include a brewing facility and tasting room. The prominent overhang on the front façade was utilized to create a curving “standing wave” using tongue and groove wood cladding. The use of wood was continued in the interior, largely designed by the owner. The end result is a contemporary building that makes excellent use of an existing structure. Wild North Brewing has been a welcomed addition to the downtown core of Creston.
Zellstoff Celgar operates a pulp mill in Castlegar, BC with multiple buildings on site and complex requirements for site safety, access, and use in a restricted site footprint. The mill required a new building to replace an aging maintenance garage that was no longer suitable for their purposes because of growing size of equipment and increased needs on site for vehicle maintenance. Cover designed and built a 3,400 square foot garage to accommodate the day-to-day functions and storage needs of the Zellstoff Celgar pulp mill. The project included a double bay vehicle repair garage with a bridge crane, hose room, library, parts storage, washrooms, administration, lunch room, and mechanical spaces.
Mt Begbie Brewing, of Revelstoke BC, has been in operation for 20 years. In 2014 owners Bart and Tracey Larsen hired Cover Architectural Collaborative Inc. to help them design a new building. The result, a 12,000 sq ft state-of-the-art facility, includes production, packaging, and office areas, as well as a retail space and a tasting lounge. Cover Architecture assisted the owners in every aspect of the design, from the organization of the equipment in the production area, to the interior design of the retail and lounge spaces.