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Faustino Winery / Foster + Partners

  • 01:00 - 5 December, 2010
Faustino Winery / Foster + Partners
Faustino Winery / Foster + Partners, © Nigel Young / Foster + Partners
© Nigel Young / Foster + Partners

© Nigel Young / Foster + Partners © Nigel Young / Foster + Partners © Nigel Young / Foster + Partners © Nigel Young / Foster + Partners +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Gumiel de Izan, Ribera del Duero, Spain
  • Design Team

    Norman Foster, David Nelson, Gerard Evenden, Pedro Haberbosch, Nadine Pieper Bosch, Ana Agag Longo, Juan Gabriel La Malfa, Luca Latini, Chris Lepine, Emanuele Mattutini, Josep Mercader, Jaime Valle
  • Area

    12500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

  • Structural Engineer

    Arup
  • Mechanical And Electrical Engineer

    Arup
  • Quantity Surveyor

    DLE
  • Lighting Consultant

    Claude Engle
  • Project Manager

    Prointec
  • Local Architect

    Prointec
  • Main Contractor

    FCC
  • Client

    Bodegas Faustino SL
  • More SpecsLess Specs

From the architect. The Ribera del Duero region, one of Spain's foremost wine producing areas, is home to a new winery for the Faustino Group.  The Faustino Winery is Foster + Partners first winery and was an opportunity to look afresh at the building type, using the natural topography of the site to aid the wine-making process and create the optimum working conditions.  The trefoil plan reflects the principal process stages, with the operational support and visitors facilities strategically located in the center of the building.  The public areas are on a mezzanine level along with a restaurant with views of the surrounding landscape.  Two volumes house the ageing processes and are strategically buried into the natural slope of the site taking advantage of the thermal cooling benefits of the earth.

© Nigel Young / Foster + Partners
© Nigel Young / Foster + Partners

“Bodegas Portia is our first winery, so we had no preconceptions about how it should work. It was an opportunity to start from first principles – to examine the different stages of wine production and to try to create the ideal conditions for them to unfold. The wine was the starting point, as well as the beautiful setting in Ribera del Duero. Using materials that draw on the region’s wine-making traditions, with public spaces open to the landscape, will enhance the visitor experience,” stated Norman Foster.

© Nigel Young / Foster + Partners
© Nigel Young / Foster + Partners

The 12,500 square-metre facility has a production capacity of one million bottles per year. The building’s trefoil design expresses the three main stages of production: fermentation in steel vats; ageing in oak barrels; and finally, ageing in bottles. These are controlled by an operations hub at the core.

© Nigel Young / Foster + Partners
© Nigel Young / Foster + Partners

The wings containing the barrels and bottle cellar are partly embedded into the ground to produce the most favourable environmental conditions for ageing the wine, while the fermentation wing is exposed, allowing carbon dioxide to be released. A road rises to the roof of the building, where the harvested grapes are delivered straight into the hopper: the winery is designed to take advantage of the sloping terrain, using gravity to aid movement of the grapes within the building, maximising efficiency and minimising damage to the grapes. The concrete structure is clad in shingles of Corten steel.

© Nigel Young / Foster + Partners
© Nigel Young / Foster + Partners

The site in the Ribera del Duero, approximately 150 kilometres north of Madrid, has extremely cold winters, as well as hot summers with limited rainfall. The deep overhang of the roof canopy provides shade and the building is designed to regulate the internal temperatures, at the same time as reducing energy demand. By partly embedding the building within the landscape, its visual impact is minimised and the passive environmental benefits are maximised – the roof incorporates photovoltaic cells and the thermal mass of the concrete structure helps to control interior temperatures.

© Nigel Young / Foster + Partners
© Nigel Young / Foster + Partners

At the heart of the winery a raised public gallery extends into glazed mezzanine areas, which project deep into each wing, allowing visitors to enjoy elevated views of the different processes. Between the wings is a light-filled public reception and administration area, where extensive terraces and pools of water overlook the vineyards. Lined with deep-stained old wine barrel slats, the public areas are designed to evoke the rich tradition of wine-making in the region.

© Nigel Young / Foster + Partners
© Nigel Young / Foster + Partners
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Graham Cowen · October 26, 2011

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Ralph Kent · December 07, 2010

Amazing to think about the imagery and romance that the idea of visitng a vinery evokes and then contrast it to this solution by F&P. I think going down aisle 14 at Tesco, Newport, would be a more poetic experience than going here as a member of the public for a visit. Whatever happened to the joy?

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Holcim Awards · December 07, 2010

It does appear to be a little high tech for a winery but I like the plans and the way the building reaches out into the landscape.

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Kris · December 06, 2010

must be expensive wine.

Jane · December 06, 2010

Aliens who like wine are probably all right.

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or an alien spacecraft.

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Jane · December 06, 2010

Good for them for incorporating smart environmental design features, but aren't wineries supposed to be at least a little charming? Looks like a dismal factory! At least they won't have to worry about work being disrupted by Hollywood film crews wanting to shoot romantic comedies there!

Allan · December 06, 2010 03:25 PM

It IS a factory. A charming one.

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