Darget: The First Craft Brewery Plant in Armenia

Darget: The First Craft Brewery Plant in Armenia

The design project of craft brewery plant Darget belongs to architectural studio Storaket. That was a very interesting and responsible challenge for the studio to design the first enterprise for the production of craft beer. For these purposes Storaket specialists studied international progressive experience in designing high quality breweries. The customer specified the task: the brewery must have a restaurant and a garden. As a result, the plant was designed and built as a complex of two separate buildings, the plant and the restaurant, which also includes a beer garden.

The plant structure is metallic. Steel frames hold wall sandwich panels, the roof, and in some places on the second floor, also the reinforced concrete coating. Both the plant and the restaurant have the second, mezzanine floor. The sizes of the brewery plant are 21х80m (2050 square meters). It is a single-storey building, the height of which does not exceed 9.5 meters. There is a 6-meter mezzanine floor in the plant building, designed for office. The main sizes of the restaurant are 17х32m (760 square meters). It is a single-storey building of the same size as the plant and with mezzanine floor.

Darget craft brewery is located on Sevan highway, 9 km away from Yerevan. It occupies 3.500m2 area. Unlike other plants the brewery is not fenced. Anyone who wishes to attend the factory can enter the building. Besides, the facade of the craft beer factory is made of glass, which makes it possible to observe the whole process of beer production.

The plant and the resturant are separated from each other by a long and narrow glazed corridor, from where visitors can also watch the process of brewing. The glazed corridor leads to the beer garden and open cafe (685m2). Behind the factory and in front of it there are parking lots.