The process of winemaking is a linear procedure that starts with the collecting of the grapes, their pressing, the ageing and storage process and the culmination in its consumption. This process became an integral part of the Ktorides Winery, while also leading to the proposal of a small exhibition space on the subject.
The entirety was encompassed in a circular mould which flows fluidly from one stage to the next. It provides a highly identifiable object that was envisaged as being placed above the rugged rock of the site. The rock itself was to be carved out to form cellars for the distillery. By virtue of its absolute geometry the proposal becomes something of an independent self-reference, despite being quite specifically attached to the site. This is expressed by the cloister like ‘courtyard’ that is formed at the heart of the event, though which one makes their entrance, underneath the actual volume of the building. The courtyard itself is an element which one never actually comes into contact with. The notion of the promenade is pivotal in describing the progression through the buildings’ elements.
Breaking up the volumes apparent weight are the sun-shading elements, which fold, twist and turn playfully across the curved facade, creating specific views out and bringing filtered light in. All this was placed within the context of the pleasant and carefully evolved vineyard, within which it will, one day hopefully act as a potent destination.
of architecture is culture’
- Conceptual Design
- Design development
- Coordination & Project Management
- Eraclis Papachristou
- Dimitris Savva
- Sofronis Marcou