2001-2007

La Rocca Winery

Gavorrano, Italy ©RPBW
2001-2007

La Rocca Winery

Gavorrano, Italy Ph. Michel Denancé
2001-2007

La Rocca Winery

Gavorrano, Italy Ph. Michel Denancé
2001-2007

La Rocca Winery

Gavorrano, Italy Ph. Michel Denancé
2001-2007

La Rocca Winery

Gavorrano, Italy Ph. Michel Denancé
2001-2007

La Rocca Winery

Gavorrano, Italy Ph. Michel Denancé
2001-2007

La Rocca Winery

Gavorrano, Italy Ph. Michel Denancé
2001-2007

La Rocca Winery

Gavorrano, Italy Ph. Paolo Panerai
2001-2007

La Rocca Winery

Gavorrano, Italy Ph. Michel Denancé
2001-2007

La Rocca Winery

Gavorrano, Italy

Situated on a hill in Tuscany surrounded by vineyards, the La Rocca winery revisits traditional forms of Tuscan architecture within a modern, industrial-inspired structure.

The scheme is essentially composed of an open piazza, a glass pavilion and a cellar, which is the heart of the project. The cellar is a large underground hall, arranged like an amphitheatre, with a capacity of 2,500 oak barrels.

The scarlet tower that tops the building and that can be seen from miles around supports three circular mirrors that direct light down into the cellar.

The glass pavilion houses administrative and commercial spaces and is open to visitors.

In its choice of materials, principally glass and terracotta, the building itself represents the mix of industrial and traditional processes in winemaking today.

Credits

Client: La Rocca di Frassinello s.r.l.

Renzo Piano Building Workshop, architects

Design team: L.Couton (associate in charge), B.Plattner (senior partner) with L.Dal Cerro, G.Ducci and G.Pasquini, P.Hendier, K.Demirkan; Y. Kyrkos, C.Colson, O.Aubert (models)

Consultants: Favero & Milan (structure and cost consultant); Enoconsult, Manens Intertecnica (services); Alvisi Kirimoto & Partners (consulting architect and site inspections); G.Crespi (landscape); A.Poli, M.Alessi with L.Ferri (site supervision)

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