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    winery in Eger, Hungary
winery in Eger
Hungary - 2011

project description

A small winery processing about 400 hl wine per year possessing a total storing capacity of 800hl. The area is surrounded by cliffs from an earlier stone mining periodof the region, this way many small wineries take advantage of the situation and create their cellar by digging a huge hole horizontally inside the slopes. In my case I decided to put the complex on the top of the cliff as a ‘prosthesis’: an extraneous piece inside the hill. One of the most important concept of the winery was to demonstrate the methodof traditional wine making step by step and using gravity as the only transporting system between the phases. The other important element is the dark straight gap between the building and the existing context. This gap has three important functions: it represents the way of the grape on the facade, this is the aisle both for the workers and the visitors and finally it drops shadow on the outside walls of the cellars. All in all my point was to reach a balance between the traditions of a region and the solutions of contemporary architecture.