I recently went to an exhibition at the Hammer Museum in Westwood that focused on the small to large designs of the Heatherwick Studio. Amidst the weird prickly architecture and the ingenious designs for roll out bridges was the above design of the Bombay Sapphire distillery. An old paper mill in the south of England needed to blossom into a dedicated gin house.
What this design firm did was to “use” what was obviously in front of them. They were on a river so they played that up. They planted the botanicals used in gin. They also made the visitor centre less a visitor only space and actually showed off the distillation process.