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  7. Via Wines Tasting Room / Claro Arquitectos

Via Wines Tasting Room / Claro Arquitectos

  • 01:00 - 22 July, 2013
  • Translated by Lorena Quintana
Via Wines Tasting Room / Claro Arquitectos
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Courtesy Claro Arquitectos
  • Architects

    Claro Arquitectos / Samuel Claro
  • Location

    Panamericana Sur, VII Región, Chile
  • Area

    180.0 m2
  • Project Year


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  • Collaborators

    Guillermo Urrutia, Hugo Gálvez
  • Photography

    Samuel Claro, Eugenio Hughes
  • Client

    Via Wines
  • Site Area

    1 há
  • Structures

    Rodolfo Arjona
  • Electrical

    Sergio Alemparte
  • HVAC

    Rodrigo Farias
  • Plumbing

    Claudio Muñoz
  • Lighting

    Claro arquitectos
  • Landscape

    Brigitte Rehren
  • Construction

  • Technical Inspection

    Juan Eduardo Mujica
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Courtesy Claro Arquitectos

Text description provided by the architects. The commission from the winery was to design a Tasting Room with an infrastructure capable of revealing to visitors the geography and characteristics of the vineyards of Fundo San Rafael in Talca.

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Courtesy Claro Arquitectos

This new space had to discover the secrets of this land and its nature. It should be a space for contemplative retreat, chosen for wine tasting, detached from the other tasks and program of the winery.

Site Plan
Site Plan

The site is on the biggest of the three existing lagoons, in a field of more than 1500ha, next to a native forest, and overlooking the Descabezado volcano, the vineyards, and a lush landscape.

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Courtesy Claro Arquitectos

To preserve its nature intact and be in closer contact with the lagoon, we decided that the room, as well as the terraces, should float on it. We placed the services area on land as well as the access areas in the shape of a rotated cross, at the edge of contact with the water. The main structure of steel beams that make up the main room support the tasting room in a 15.5m cantilever, completely suspended over the water. The tasting room hangs through a tensile metal structure, with glass walls that perfectly integrate the visitor with the nature of the place. For linings and terraces, we used old sawn oak from demolition and natural oak ties.

Courtesy Claro Arquitectos
Courtesy Claro Arquitectos

The landscaping and restoration of the lagoon edge will slowly submerge the facilities on land, leaving the rooms and terraces to emerge freely over the water and landscape.

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Cite: "Via Wines Tasting Room / Claro Arquitectos" [Sala de Degustación Via Wines / Claro Arquitectos] 22 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. (Trans. Quintana, Lorena) Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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