The brewery is situated on 40 hectares of prime rural land in the foot of Mount Aso. Our client, the renowned Japanese brewing and distilling company, Suntory recognized the potential of this terroir for sampling quality natural water in comparison to numerous other springs. Centered around a core belief in social contribution and environmental sustainability, Suntory initiated a wide variety of activities around the brewery including an extensive public programme for locals and visitors, as well as a long term forestry development scheme, encouraging the company to benefit from the idyllic surroundings and to integrate with the local community. In 2014 Suntory commissioned DAIKEI MILLS to remodel on-site restaurant aiming to create a destination for experiencing the local gastronomy and the remarkable Aso landscape. The pre-existing site consists of three adjoining buildings; two wings with pitched roofs each housing the restaurant room and the tank room, connected by the elongated bar room. The vertical louvers handles carefully but honestly the junctions between new and existing exterior walls with clarity between old and new.