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Winery in the Dobrogea Plateau

Peștera, jud. Constanța, România
Authors: arch. Dana-Ioana Tudor, arch. Răzvan Florian Bârsan / Razvan Barsan + Partners

Authors’ Comment

The project is located in the heart of Dobrogea, Pestera a place where the eye is used to the flat, grounds of the highland. Having the quiet emptiness of a village, where silence becomes an architectural tool, it evokes the intimacies and social functionalism of the traditional dobrogean village.
The purpose of this intervention is of reminding the importance of winegrowing tradition in the area. Placed in the middle of a grape vine culture, producing biodynamic wine, the interior spaces are pushed to the sides forming a courtyard that provides shelter, decorated with pools that modulate the space and provide freshness. The courtyard has a public character, hosting cultural events for the community and visitors. The whole building is opened for visits, from the exhibition space to the production space.
Curved stone walls are theatrically placed, guiding with their tectonic language, giving a constant sensation of depth and layering.
The calm of this composition is broken by the tower, resembling a menhir, uniting the ground with the sky, becoming the bounding architectural element, attempting to work along the natural surroundings rather than triumph over them.

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