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Qumran Winery / Konkrit Blu Arquitectura

  • 01:00 - 8 July, 2010
Qumran Winery / Konkrit Blu Arquitectura
Qumran Winery / Konkrit Blu Arquitectura, © José Hevia
© José Hevia

© José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Padilla de Duero, Peñafiel, Spain
  • Architects

     Konkrit Blu Arquitectura (Sandra Hernández + Álvaro Solís)
  • Structure

     Martí Cabestany I Puértolas
  • Engineering

     Benito Gutierrez, MeCa asociados
  • Lighting

     Alvarez Beltran
  • Contractor

     Construcciones del Duratón
  • Client

     Bodegas y Viñedos Qumrán, S.A.
  • Area

    0.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

From the architect. The location for the project is a small hill in the municipality of Peñafiel, in the Castilian plateau. It is a small winery surrounded by a vast vineyard, with a strong presence of the immediate surroundings that overlooks the natural environment of the area: the Duero river, the pinewoods, the various towns in the valley, the reservoirs and the Peñafiel castle.

© José Hevia
© José Hevia

The vineyard covers the whole hill. It has a path that starts at the highest point and runs east-west. It is this path that is used by workers during the harvest. There are also two access paths on the sides with the gentlest slopes, running north-south, that link up with the rest of the town.

© José Hevia
© José Hevia

The building has been conceived as part of the terrain, as an extra, partially underground, hill in the surrounding landscape. Therefore, following the vernacular design of buildings in this area, a on-site concrete structure has been used to ensure continuity of the earth with respect to the earth.

© José Hevia
© José Hevia

The building is structured along the existing path. This creates two different programmatic wings which, as if they were part of a topography, complement each other at different elevations. Thus, the opening between these roofs allows variations in the amounts of light that pours into the building. The wider north side houses the main production and storage rooms and uses the inertia qualities of the terrain. The narrower south wing is used for the spaces that complement the aforementioned rooms, as well as acting as thermal buffer. Between the three programmatic areas there are two structural and service centres, where the accesses, toilets, facilities and storage areas are found. The projection of these centres serves to transition between spaces and the two openings for the entrance of people and goods, respectively. The building thus extends longitudinally: the program is developed sequentially and in an orderly fashion.

© José Hevia
© José Hevia

The main accesses are carved into the more opaque, lower, less visually striking and better integrated northern façade. The stone- like façade bears openings that connect the field and the winery both physically and programmatically: five grape harvest gates that connect the rows of the vineyards and the five tanks, where the grapes are dropped by gravity, as in the days of old. The other two openings connect to the centres, the staircases, that link up to the preparation area or workroom and to the office, respectively. A basin acts as interface and flow container, is used by personnel and creates a point of cleaning before entering the office.

© José Hevia
© José Hevia
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Qumran Winery / Konkrit Blu Arquitectura" 08 Jul 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <>
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Marta Krivosikova · October 03, 2010

Qumran Winery / Konkrit Blu Arquitectura via @archdaily #architecture

R Goldschmidt · July 19, 2010

And if is Zaha "form" and inspiration... Mybe and the same material. I like this project. It is fit into the site. Great work.

paradeiser · July 11, 2010

vielleicht sollte man auch mal wo anders als immer in die Südsteiermark Wein einkaufen reisen:

WPstudios · July 11, 2010

RT @nicholaspatten Qumran Winery.

Nicholas Patten · July 11, 2010

Qumran Winery.

jppaulet · July 09, 2010

Congratulations Sandra!! great work!

Brian Baltin · July 09, 2010

Wants to live HERE (+ not just because it&#39s a winery): Qumran Winery/Konkrit Blu Arquitectura | ArchDaily

lukasenko · July 09, 2010

please suppress yourself from comments like that...

on the other hand, can anyone tell me how to draw
these distinct irregularities in hatches (in cad),
the sections and situations look pretty stunning.

DS26 · July 09, 2010

this morning some design to start your day... (via archdaily) two of my faves come together : raw concrete + wine...

aston79 · July 09, 2010

definitely Zaha Hadid's Landesgartenschau! it's a copy

Edgard Georges · July 09, 2010

Uma obra que se funde com a topografia e a natureza do entorno, Qumran Winery / Konkrit Blu: via @archdaily

Edgard Georges · July 09, 2010

Uma obra que se funde com a topografia e a natureza do entorno...Qumran Winery / Konkrit Blu Arquitectura:

Matt · July 09, 2010

Zaha Hadid at Landesgartenschau, anyone?

Knut Eric Wingsch · July 09, 2010

Qumran Winery, Spain / Konkrit Blu Arquitectura

Scott @ Cube Studio · July 08, 2010

Qumran Winery / Konkrit Blu Arquitectura | ArchDaily: Architects: Konkrit Blu Arquitectura (San...

João · July 08, 2010

just look at the second picture... maybe you'll find where he probably took his inspiration from... very nice project!!!

Architecture+Molding · July 08, 2010

Qumran Winery / Konkrit Blu Arquitectura: © José Hevia
Architects: Konkrit Blu Arquitectura (Sandra Hernández + Ál...

Leila Tomaselli · July 08, 2010

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Architekt R V Scholz · July 08, 2010

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