Tillamook Cheese Factory Closing Doors For Amazing New Design
If you’ve ever visited the Tillamook Cheese Factory, everything you know is about to change and it’s going to be amazing!
The entire structure is getting a completely new redesign thanks to renowned Seattle architecture firm Olson Kundig, who is also known for their incredible modern design and aesthetics in the Pacific Northwest.
Visitors of the new Tillamook Cheese Factory will be met with a totally new and flashy structure. The design takes on a modern look and feel which is well known by the architects of Olson Kundig.
The new facility which will replace the existing structure will accommodate 38,500 total square feet which is almost 50 percent bigger than the existing structure. The new and improved design won’t just appear different, but its size and optimized layout will help accommodate 1.3 million people who annually visit the Cheese Factory.
(All photos are courtesy of Olson Kundig)
The new design includes additional seating for greater occupancy, a new gift shop and a beautiful new ice cream counter. Additional parking will be added for the large number of visitors who visit the factory yearly.
Don’t worry though, the factory itself isn’t closing during the renovation. The scheduled construction will not interfere with business hours or production. There will be plenty of cheese and ice cream for all!
The visitor center itself will be closed due to construction from March of 2017, through the summer of 2018, however, don’t worry because they’re building a temporary visitor center for the public. The temporary center will be open next to the current visitor center.
Many people have complained that the current visitor center is confusing and tough to navigate – this new renovation should fix all these concerns, with an amazing new design to top it off.
The new rebuild is “an opportunity to enhance all of those experiences,” Harms explained via OregonLive.com.
“The complete overhaul of the visitors center suggests that the Tillamook Cheese Factory is looking to cement its place as one of Oregon’s most popular attractions for generations to come, entering a new era by radically changing the visitor experience.” said Arlo Voorhees, of OregonLive.com.
The new cheese factory is a popular destination for people around the world and with this renovation, the heritage of Oregon can continue to expand, giving visitors an even more enhanced and memorable experience.