With the South African craft beer industry on the rise, the majority of craft breweries are located in the Western Cape, although many are also located in Gauteng (Craftbru, S.A.). However most of the breweries in Gauteng are situated around Johannesburg; Pretoria has thus had very little influence on the craft beer market as a whole. This dissertation aims to explore architectural design and its influence on urban regeneration through cultural revitalisation and how it can have a positive influence on the social, economic and cultural systems within Marabastad - a small traditionally ethnic commercial area situated on the north-west periphery of the Pretoria central business district (CBD). Marabastad has been influenced in many ways by jazz music, late night dancing and beer brewing, known as the marabi culture, the most prominent however being the tradition of marabi beer brewing. This dissertation allows for the opportunity to design a craft beer brewing facility in the heart of Pretoria, which encapsulates the cultural heritage and history of Marabastad. Over the past century, Marabastad's unique cultural identity has disintegrated, resulting in the re-purposing of historic buildings and social activities being hidden behind closed doors. This dissertation aims to uncover those erstwhile illegal practices by making them transparent to the community and the public, so as to engage them in the process of beer being hidden behind closed doors. This dissertation aims to uncover those erstwhile illegal practices by making them transparent to the community and the public, so as to engage them in the process of beer brewing and empower the people to earn an income with their newly acquired skills. The proposed scheme consolidates the culture by way of architectural expression and affords an opportunity for young people to understand and participate in their cultural heritage.