ArchDaily | Broadcasting Architecture Worldwidethe world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Winery
  4. Cyprus
  5. Eraclis Papachristou Architects
  6. 2014
  7. Vlassides Winery / Eraclis Papachristou Architects

Vlassides Winery / Eraclis Papachristou Architects

  • 03:00 - 28 March, 2015
Vlassides Winery / Eraclis Papachristou Architects
Vlassides Winery / Eraclis Papachristou Architects, © Nikos Louka
© Nikos Louka

© Nikos Louka © Nikos Louka © Nikos Louka © Nikos Louka +18

  • Structural Engineers

    Earthquake Protected Structures- George Demetriades, Nikos Kalathas
  • Mechanical Engineer

    Michalis Gregoriou
  • Electrical Engineer

    Christos Christofi
  • More SpecsLess Specs
© Nikos Louka
© Nikos Louka

From the architect. The Vlassides Winery, located on a sloping site amongst vine fields outside the Koilani village in Limassol,  smoothly becomes part of the landscape with most of its volume buried in the hill while the visible part is gradually revealed, benefiting the visitor with the magnificent view of the Cypriot countryside.  

© Erieta Attali
© Erieta Attali

The building for Vlassides Winery is organized within a system of parallel walls aligned with the sloping contours of the site. The entrance and the location of the interior spaces create panoramic views to the vine fields, to the winemaking and storage rooms equally, benefiting the visitor with a general experience of the winemaking process.

First Floor Plan
First Floor Plan

The building is longitudinal, organized in two functional zones located vertically, including spaces for wine production, wine cellars as well as spaces for wine tasting ceremonies.

© Nikos Louka
© Nikos Louka

The Vlassides Winery is enclosed by parallel walls creating volumes that either emerge or penetrate the landscape. The building makes a distinctive statement in the Cypriot vine fields while the openings on the building shell infiltrate the light into the interior. The conical shaped volumes on the roof, with the stainless steel - mirror finished cladding, act a signal to the visitor, they reflect the Cypriot sunshine and at the same time direct the sunlight inside. The veranda which is the intermediate space between the open-air courtyard ("the plateia") and the entrance lobby reveals views to the fields as well as to the sky through the conical skylights on its roof.

© Nikos Louka
© Nikos Louka

The spaces are organized in two functional zones located vertically. On the ground floor, the space for wine production is attached to the interior courtyard where the grapes are delivered for the winemaking and the storage in bottles and barrels. The courtyard is enclosed by two walls constructed with the local stone, hiding the view to the automobile traffic. In front of the stone wall an open-air courtyard (the “plateia”) naked from any structural elements, becomes a scene for local festivals under the Cypriot sky.

Elevation
Elevation

On the upper level, the space for the wine tasting ceremonies is accessed through the external staircase. The corridor along the wine tasting space gives views to the winemaking spaces and to the cellars.

© Nikos Louka
© Nikos Louka

The building for Vlassides Winery has most of its volume buried in the ground with the wine cellars are fully buried so as to keep an ideal and stable temperature for the wine. 

© Erieta Attali
© Erieta Attali
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Vlassides Winery / Eraclis Papachristou Architects" 28 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/608842/vlassides-winery-eraclis-papachristou-architects/>
Read comments

2 Comments

Croco Dile · March 29, 2015

A good quality design in concept and use of matereals.

Ramon Ja · March 28, 2015

too "heavy" building, a modern "copy paste" in a loft without spirit.

···

Comments are closed

Read comments