Wine Museum / Atelier 405

Wine Museum / Atelier 405

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Luís Coelho + 53

Museum  · 
São João da Pesqueira, Portugal
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Atelier 405
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    2500.0 m2
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
  • Lead Architects

    Anabela Almeida Coelho; João Almeida Abreu
  • Photographs

  • Equipe de Projeto

    Ângela Aguiar; Luís Coelho; Rui Lima Pinto
  • Clients

    Câmara Municipal de São João da Pesqueira
  • Engineering

  • Landscaping

    Atelier 405
  • Consultants

    Fernando Maia Pinto, Museu do Douro
  • Exhibition

    Atelier João Borges
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© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Text description provided by the architects. The Douro territory from northern Portugal has the most antique demarcated wine regions in the world. The town of São João da Pesqueira historically is the center of this region, and as a way to preserve the traditions of ancient knowledge that goes from wine production to the technics and traditions of hard-working people, decided to build a Wine Museum. 

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
Section 2
Section 2
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Located near the town center, the museum arises as a half-buried building, behind a nineteenth-century wine press building. Restored and included in the museum main exhibition, the winepress is an independent construction capable to produce wine in an archaic way. Has also a temporary exhibition gallery. The main building is distributed through a vertical arrangement of six floors. The exhibition spaces are developed between tunnels and galleries where the contrast between light and shadow is explored in different visual relationships provided by gaps between floors. 

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

The entire space becomes unified by sunlight filtered by a concave glass steel structure covered in brown zinc, and by the contrast between textured wood and raw concrete walls. The building materials and construction methods are simple traditional wall building and woodworking, which reflects the austerity of the region.

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

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Address: 5130 São João da Pesqueira, Portugal

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
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Cite: "Wine Museum / Atelier 405" [Museu do Vinho / Atelier 405] 05 Jul 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

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