Hospitality & Leisure

Vlassides Winery

The Vlassides Winery, located on a sloping site amongst vines, sinks into the landscape. Most of its facilities are underground with elements slowly emerging on to the surface to take in the magnificent view. Similarly views are afforded into the interior facilities, benefiting the visitor with an overview of the wine making process. The longitudinal built form is organized around a series of parallel walls aligned with the sloping contours of the site and is organized as two functional zones including spaces for wine production, wine cellars as well as spaces for wine tasting ceremonies.

Simple geometries are interrupted and informed through a series of protruding light wells, in steel on the roof, in concrete on the walls. The sharp definition of the collective provides a strong contrast to the undulating landscape in which it rests. Between the two a courtyard is gently established, allowing for the larger gatherings that Cypriot culture demands.

light informs space. Light dictates space. Light casts form into space.
Facts & Credits

Kilani, Limassol


900 m2



Year of completion


  • Conceptual Design
  • Design Development
  • Supervision
  • Coordination & Project Management
Design team
  • Eraclis Papachristou
  • Yiannos Tsiolis
  • Dimitris Savva
Photo credits
  • Erieta Attali
  • Nikos Louka