The Echo building in Katoomba began life in 1912 as a printing house for local Blue Mountains newspaper. In the century following, the building had a colourful and varied existence until ending up as Civic Video store that was ultimately abandoned by 2017. It was at this time that Mountain Culture Beer Co was established as a craft beer brewing company. Owners Harriet and DJ discovered The Echo and saw itâ€™s potential for their companyâ€™s brewpub. They imagined the place brining people together to enjoy their new beer. Breakspear Architects assisted Mountain Culture with transforming the dilapidated Echo. We aimed to re-discover the buildingâ€™s lost charm when beginning its new life as a brewpub.
By Toby Breakspear, Tiffany Liew.Â For Mountain Culture Beer Co. 2017-2019 Completed.Â Photography by Mountain Culture and Broadsheet (Kitti Gould).