This project proposes a winery in an urban context by displacing wine production from its traditionally agrarian setting. It takes as its starting point a linear production line: harvesting the grapes, de-stemming, fermenting, aging, bottling, and storage. It examines how this linear system reacts in a compact urban condition, looping back over itself to create spatial opportunities not otherwise seen and experienced in a linear system. As the wings of the form begin to turn along with its system it begins to create programmatic and volumetric relationships. The resulting spaces substitute for the agrarian ideal.
The concept for this project was derived by observing the shape and structure of wine barrels and extracting elements from its form and construction. The experience of being within a barrel serves as the inspiration for the vaults.
The spinal typology uses vaulted combinations all throughout the structure and is repeated as one, cohesive system. When the form begins to bend and curve, it causes these vaults to deform, offering spatial conditions. Repeated along the six corners of the building, this deformity creates mezzanines and pockets of outdoor space.
Axonometric showing the different functions
Programmatic placement of the different functions of wine production
This drawing represents different spatial fragments due to corner deformation, which offer various levels of interactions.
Worms eye axonometric
showing vaulting system as one cohesive manuver along with the exterior shell of the form.
The exterior experience reveals various types of gardens and vegetation as well as revealing the aged feel of the exterior skin of the form.
Ground floor plan
Expresses the highly activated spaces which includes wine bars, lounges, and outdoor garden spaces.
Second floor plan
Gives the user a walkthrough of the different squences in the wine production process.
Space expresses its vaulting system, wine bars, and mezzine levels.