Portugal. Shiny golden winery

In Sarnadas de Ródão, Portugal, atelier RUA designed a golden skin that unifies an existing pavilion and the necessary expansion of the program.

atelier RUA, Adega 23, Sarnadas de Ródão, Portogallo, 2017

The idea of ​​the project by atelier RUA was to unify the existing construction and the necessary expansion of the program, transforming them into a single object. From this duality between pre-existence and new construction, two distinct materials arise in a complementary contrast with each other. On the one hand, the cork panel lining of the existing walls; on the other, a metallic skin of golden colour constitutes a “ring” that surrounds the existing building and materialises the new spaces of the winery.

This “strap” causes overshadowing of the technical spaces allowing the necessary regulation of temperature and ventilation in a natural way. This solution also allowed a more versatile and free design of the elevations according to the defined program. Given its micro perforation and waving sheet modules, this skin has been developed as a texture that works at different scales: a perceptive texture from the motorway and a textile appearance in a situation of greater proximity. The distribution of the program locates the production areas with a more technical character in the area corresponding to the old building. On the north side there is an extension of the existing pavilion that corresponds to the social and production support areas of the program.

Fig.10 atelier RUA, Adega 23, Sarnadas de Ródão, Portugal, 2017
atelier RUA, Adega 23, Sarnadas de Ródão, Portugal, 2017
Adega 23
Sarnadas de Ródão, Portugal
atelier RUA
Design team:
Francisco Freitas, Luís Valente, Paulo Borralho, Rui Didier Ana Tomé, Eliza Jabłońska
Structural engineering:
Pedro Viegas
1,700 sqm

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