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  7. Cehegín Wine School / INMAT Arquitectura

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Cehegín Wine School / INMAT Arquitectura

  • 03:00 - 13 May, 2016
Cehegín Wine School / INMAT Arquitectura
Cehegín Wine School  / INMAT Arquitectura , © David Frutos
© David Frutos

© David Frutos © David Frutos © David Frutos © David Frutos + 19

  • Architects

  • Location

    30430 Cehegín, Murcia, Spain
  • Author Architect

    Jose Luis Lopez Ibáñez
  • Area

    342.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

  • Project Team

    Jose Luis Lopez Ibañez
, Jose Maria Mariñoso Pascual, David Martinez Ponce, Virginia Garcia Tormo
, Maria Jose Garcia Morales
  • Project Director

    Jose Luis Lopez Ibañez
  • Owner

    Excmo. Ayuntamiento de Cehegín, Murcia
  • Construction Manager

    Mohoarquitectos (Pablo Garcia Mora)
  • Municipal Technical Architect

    Santos Pedro Guillamón Marcos
  • Archaeologist and Director of the Municipal Archaeological Museum

    Francisco Manuel Peñalver Aroca
  • Lighting Consultant

  • Wine Consultant

    Pedro Martinez Fernandez (Wine specialist-“Nariz de Oro” winner)
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© David Frutos
© David Frutos

Text description provided by the architects. The old cellar where we developed this project, funded by the European Union, belongs to a landmark building called “Casa de la Tercia”, constructed in the 7th century and located in the small town of Cehegín in Murcia ́s hilly interior.

© David Frutos
© David Frutos

The cellar is located on the semi basement of the building. 

Historically, the grapes were pressed in the building ́s courtyard and the juice flowed into the cellar traveling along channels carved into low- ceilinged limestone vaults, them into pine scuppers emptying into rows of a large wine jar in unglazed terra-cotta. The wine jars were partially sunken in the earth to keep the maturing vintage al cool temperatures until it was fully aged. 

© David Frutos
© David Frutos

According with the project, we turn this interesting space into a gallery, with 342 square meters, where the main vault from the entrance is crossed over by a glass ramp that slopes gently down before leveling out to become a carpet of glass: a walkway that ́s transparent and colorless but full of fleeting reflections. 

© David Frutos
© David Frutos
Section
Section
© David Frutos
© David Frutos

Here the visitors can enjoy of the exhibition. It consists mostly of panels suspended along the sidewalls, with illustrations and texts, taken from the book written by the Cehegín native and sommelier, Pedro Martinez.
At the far end, an open space hosts lectures and concerts, while the kitchen supports catered functions and cooking classes with wine pairings.

© David Frutos
© David Frutos

Crossing a wall we find the wine shop, with interesting details, for instance, the necks of the bottles gripped by built-in pine yokes. 

© David Frutos
© David Frutos

At the bottom, we can find another small gallery and a kitchen. Here almost everything new is hidden as much as possible been. 

© David Frutos
© David Frutos

Conceptually, raw steel and wood are very elemental materials that work well with the historic parts of the interior, respecting the handmade character and the patina of the time. 

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Cite: "Cehegín Wine School / INMAT Arquitectura " 13 May 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/787296/cehegin-wine-school-inmat-arquitectura/> ISSN 0719-8884
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