Babylonstoren is a farmhouse hotel in Cape Wineland — a region in South Africa. The hospitality establishment and wine estate recently got an update as local studio Malherbe Rust Architects was commissioned to extend the business to include an experience-forward dining space. Filled with plants, the environment encourages guests to sample food and combine it with different spices. Naturally, the opportunity is supplemented with an educational aspect as individuals learn about the historical significance of each spice they consume.
The farmhouse hotel's dining space is plant-filled and, therefore, naturally immersive. The Spice Garden truly guarantees a one-of-a-kind experience. When designing the structure, Malherbe Rust Architects approached the project as a greenhouse, facilitating a gently arching roof and polycarbonate plastic glazing to protect the vegetation from UV rays.