Vinícola Cuna de Tierra 2013 by CCA Architectural Collaboration Center

Vinícola Cuna de Tierra 2013 by CCA Architectural Collaboration Center

Located in San Luis de la Paz, Guanajuato, Mexico, Vinícola Cuna de Tierra (2013) by CCA Architectural Collaboration Center | The Hardt

 

Located in San Luis de la Paz, Guanajuato, Mexico, Vinícola Cuna de Tierra (2013) by CCA Architectural Collaboration Center. Using the winery’s name as a concept driver (Cuna de Tierra / Soil Cradle), and its connection to the context, this project shows an exploration on the relationship between wine development and the site where these grape fields are.

 

 


 

The soil as one of the main elements for the growth of the vine trees becomes the main material for the construction of a group of built spaces that intend to merge with its landscape. By working with independent structures, the project explores the possible interactions and tensions created between the volumes, the voids between them, and their relation to the functional process of the winery. The approach to designing a high standard winery with the less-than-average number of high-tech constructive systems, show different solutions to the project. These are revealed on the design of natural lighting and ventilation cavities around the spaces of the winery.

 

 


 

The mix of the soil walls, with the wood and concrete –gathered natively-, tends to transmit to Cuna de Tierra’s workers and visitors a clean man-made construction taken out of the richness of its natural context.

 

© Estudio Urquiza

 


 

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Chateau Cheval Blanc Winery (2011) by Christian de Portzamparc

Chateau Cheval Blanc Winery (2011) by Christian de Portzamparc

Chateau Cheval Blanc Winery (2011) by Christian de Portzamparc  located in Cheval Blanc, 33330 Saint-Émilion, France
With a view to improving wine production at Château Cheval Blanc, owners Bernard Arnault and Baron Albert Frère asked Christian de Portzamparc to design a new winery. In this vineyard shaped by man over the centuries, the architect envisioned a winery shaped like a belvedere projecting out from the château and opening onto the beautiful landscape.
Based on discussions with the director of the Château, Pierre Lurton, who has extensive experience of wine-making in concrete vats, much appreciated at Cheval Blanc, the architect designed a curved vat shaped like a tasting glass to optimize oxygenation.
 
 
Divided into 52 units with dimensions varying according to the vineyard plots, they provide a showcase for each vine, as requested by Pierre Lurton. No line here is superfluous: everything contributes to perfecting the wine-making process and the movements carried out in the winery: the geometry of the curved surfaces in molded concrete, the unique atmosphere created by the natural light descending earthwards, caressing the load-bearing shear wall surrounding the large concrete sculptures of the vat house.
 
The barrel winery below is like a crypt and has a totally different atmosphere, bordered by a brick moucharaby wall to facilitate natural ventilation.
Halfway between the interior and exterior, the winery is a place of transmutation and interaction with nature. This is where exceptional wine is made and where, through architecture, modernity meets centuries-old experience.
 
© Erik Saillet
 
 
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