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Wiroa Station Wine Cellar / MAP Architects

  • Architects: MAP Architects
  • Location: Bay of Islands, New Zealand
  • Project Team: Simon Elvidge, Knut Menden
  • Structural Engineer: Powell Fenwick Consultants Ltd
  • Main Contractor: Dave Crabb, Circle D Construction
  • Area: 25.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Brian Cully

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From the architect. The building is a simple viewing platform, and wine tasting room for the use of residents of a small beach side development in the far north of New Zealand.

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Restricted to 25m2 due to local planning regulations, and set in to the hill side to reduce the presence on the skyline, this simple building forms a calm backdrop to the scenery, intended to enhance the enjoyment of the environment, and wine tasting.

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Utilising the local vernacular of wartime coastal bunkers, the concrete wine cellar opens into a broad wedge to allow a stunning elevated vista of the Bay of Islands.

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