Status: Project (2017) On going
Location: Laguardia, Spain
Coordinates: 42.542045, -2.617293
Climate: Continental, Temperate
Materials: Plaster, Wood
Visualizer: Play-Time architectonic images
Budget: 1.500.000 €
Scale: 2.270 ㎡ Medium
Ratio: 660,79 €/㎡
Types: Commercial, Winery
It is a winery that produces wine, with a closely linked character to the vineyard, following the traditional model of “French chateaux”, instead of the urban winery model. The construction of the winery is considered fundamental in proximity to the vineyards, in an attempt to associate to the personality of those concrete lands, a winery and a wine (a “terroir”, as defined in the Bordeaux region).
The plot formalizes a small hill that rises about 8 m above the level of the adjoining vineyards, establishing a dominant high point. These conditions of the natural profile are taken advantage of, to minimize the volumetric impact of the building, by integrating to the maximum its volumetry by adapting the building to the topography following the level lines, enjoying the south orientation. From a landscape point of view, we work from the idea of minimal intervention, avoiding the introduction of plant species that make the outer space artificial.
The building is designed as a result of contemporary key, without trying to hide its “new building” condition. However, it is built with materials that associate the building with a heavy construction that refers to ideas of permanence, tradition and roots in the place, just as the winery transmits identical values to the wine that is born there.