The owner of Yuro Building Design won the best commercial building under $2 million category as well as the best non-residential sustainable building with his unique design for the Cheese Barrel Cafe, next to Olive Farm Wines, in Millendon.
The judges noted that by pushing the boundaries of contemporary design, Mr Yurisich (27) was able to create a harmonious fusion of old and new.
‘My family has owned Olive Farm Wines for 80 years now and my brother is the new winemaker and he wanted to branch off and make a cheese cafe,’ Mr Yurisich.
‘I designed the winery five years ago and we wanted to take it a step further in terms of contemporary design, while at the same time complimenting the winery.’
Mr Yurisich used millboard timber decking for the front facade and rust-look paint to create an urban vibe while keeping a rustic theme.
‘It’s completely a pre-fabricated steel-frame, which kept project construction down.’
The Cheese Barrel is at 920 Great Northern Highway, Millendon.