- Architect In Charge: Jose María Olmedo, José Miguel Vázquez
- Collaborators: Claudia Gutierrez, Alba Márquez
- Developer: Bodegas Turidianum S.L.
- Architectural Technician: Jorge Sánchez
- Project Management: Juan Parrilla
- City: Torvizcón
- Country: Spain
Text description provided by the architects. The Wine Center Museum will be located in Juan de Reyes’s place, in one of the municipalities with greater extension of this tradition and culture of the province of Granada: Torvizcón. Nestled in the heart of the Sierra de la Contraviesa, within the Costa Tropical.
The project arose from the need for integration and interaction with the environment as a starting premise for implementation both to its formal configuration.
It is fundamentally respect and understand the immediate environment. So you try to make a building more in keeping with the predominant types in the area provided with the use of the perspective and activity contained therein.
Therefore the building does not try to compete with the immediate environment, but is buried and adapts to the existing topography showing only in areas where it is needed, alleviating the visual effect of it, because for a warehouse spaces are needed considerable height to work.
This project was created with the intent to encourage direct contact and participation, by the visitor, with the process of growing, harvesting grapes and making wine. Explain how they have evolved in this area techniques grape growing, harvesting and subsequent winemaking with modern techniques and innovative. In addition to transmitting this knowledge to visitors, they will have the opportunity to participate in each and every one of these processes interacting in their achievement. As an added value and not less important, there will be courses where speakers and participants may participate. Finally, visitors will also have the chance to meet the fabulous cuisine alpujarreña, typical of this area, and enjoy the rich variety of wines produced in both these facilities and the rest of the region.
Finally and not least as part of the philosophy of this project, its achievement and maintenance, intends to incorporate the latest technologies to foster respect for the environment. In this sense, constructive philosophy is based on bioclimatic architecture as a tool for harnessing the energy that nature provides us. Besides promoting and practicing recycling most of the waste produced (water, garbage, etc..), All with the ultimate goal of entering nature with minimal environmental impact.