Wine Culture Center

The main purpose of the Wine Culture Center by Urban Plunger is to rethink the concept of ‘winery’ under a contemporary perspective: a transformation from a storehouse and a production facility into a catalyst for culture, tourism and research.

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Courtesy of Urban Plunger

This building form fits into the traditional environment through its careful attention to the context. The main feature of the building is a dramatic roof-scape that creates new outline on the background of mountains. Many domes compose the spectacular roof surface defining the geometry of the building-in reference to the essence of wine-grape. Such roof shape allows to create impressive interior space and interpretation of traditional Italian arched courtyard.

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Courtesy of Urban Plunger

 

The fruit storehouse which is only used for 3 months in a year will be turned into a multipurpose space. In this area, you can find a number of temporary pneumatic membranes for smaller activities-‘learning bubbles’ that divide the whole space into different functional zones.

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Courtesy of Urban Plunger

Courtesy of Urban Plunger

Courtesy of Urban Plunger

A water recycling system will be utilized to collect and store rainfall from the roof. The rainwater will be recycled for use in lavatories. Natural ventilation and hybrid ventilation will be used. Perforated concrete shell protects the building from overheating and creates comfortably shaded spaces inside.

Courtesy of Urban Plunger

Courtesy of Urban Plunger

Courtesy of Urban Plunger

Courtesy of Urban Plunger

By:Delia Chang

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