Curated by Paula Pintos
WINERY • VARVAROVKA, RUSSIA
Architects : Severin Project
Area : 9752 m²
Year : 2020
Photographs : Daniel Annenkov
Lead Architect : Alexander Balabin
City : Varvarovka
Country : Russia
Textual content description supplied by the architects. Settled into the picturesque hills of the Krasnodar area within the South of Russia not removed from Anapa, a brand new vineyard underneath the Cote Rocheuse label is a phenomenal, quality-oriented winery of 32 hectares was planted from scratch, proper on the Black Coastline. Wine manufacturing in Cote Rocheuse is predicated on the rules of gravitational winemaking which drives the vineyard architectural plan. The expressive type of the vineyard is predicated on a strict useful scheme. The primary capabilities of the building are wine manufacturing with a cellar positioned partly above floor, tasting rooms, and a restaurant.
Alexander Balabin was invited to design the vineyard when the vineyards introduced its first harvest, and the homeowners determined to rearrange high-quality wine manufacturing. The architect’s work resulted in a contemporary vineyard with an eye catching design. The architecture turned a vital a part of a brand new wine model.
The design concept is predicated on a free fantasy about panorama and sea and it received the shopper over at first sight. Notion of the vineyard complicated is set by the antithesis “rectangular vs. bionic” or “technocratic vs pure”.
The architect enclosed the entire expertise that wants a major top in a easy rectangular quantity, that’s built-in into the slope on the positioning. Gravitational winemaking excludes using mechanical technique of pumping grapes due to this fact, tanks of the cellar are stuffed via gravity – so the manufacturing areas must be on completely different ranges. Due to “unevenness” the grape juice travels by gravity from the primary tanks to these within the cellar.
The higher quantity with its rounded outlines resembles seashore pebbles typical of the native coast. Whereas the decrease quantity accommodates your entire expertise of wine manufacturing, the higher “capsule” is targeted on the general public areas – a restaurant, cafe, and a panoramic terrace are positioned right here. There’s additionally entry to the roof for individuals who need to catch a spectacular view.
The orthogonal facades of the principle quantity mix strong concrete panels and large-scale translucent stained-glass home windows, whereas the “cobblestone” quantity is created totally of architectural concrete. The higher quantity is positioned simply above the glass a part of the principle building and is barely shifted to seem on the principle facade with a small console. A panoramic terrace with the cafe is organized on this right here.
The building appears to be like utterly completely different from varied angles and can be designed for the notion from a hen’s-eye view as a helipad is supplied within the neighborhood. Its notion strongly is determined by the time of the day: relying on the sunshine the concrete shell appears to be like both nearly snow-white or darkish grey – identical to pebbles, a stone that modifications its color contacting both with the water or with the solar.