Wine is one of the most important products in our area: consequently wineries are a really common typology. Despite this, the architectural side of this buildings is too frequently a mere result of the functional requirements coloured accordingly a supposed vernacular tradition.
The key to successfully solve this task was in finding the right balance among a thoroughly defined programme, the landscape relations with a context subject to strict restrictions, handiness in wine production workflow and last – but not least – a peculiar experience to guests of the facility, that could perfectly match the tasting of a unique wine.
Since the first steps a kind of dichotomy between a simply-shaped, compact, solid exterior volume and a structured, complex content has emerged as a main theme. This aspect has proven to be really helpful in solving some problems [internal distribution, stacking of steps of the prduction workflow] on one hand, but has caused some issues on the other. The principal of these issues has been with no doubt the relationship to establish with sorroundings: how can a perfect solid fit in such a remarkable natural context? This and other questions alike raised the occasion to start a research on different combinations of materials and textures that has ended up in the design here shown.