For as in Fuksas Tuscolano, the new structures do not conceal the original ones, whose history and materials remain entirely visible; in Valle?s case, however, the wooden surfaces of the new construction soften its impact on the visitor, making the space cosy, secret, enhanced by skilful use of lighting which, by emphasising the horizontal component of the ceiling beams, adds to the fascination of the perspective backdrop, whose beams, limited in height with marked gaps between them, increase the apparent depth of rooms and stairways.
And yet their affinity with the staves used to make barrels reconnects us with the visual and sensorial imagery of the wine cellar, whose shadowy, padded atmosphere and cryptic, secret feeling the museum attempts to capture.
In terms of distribution, the ground floor of the museum hosts equipment and materials relating to wine-making and viticulture, while the first floor is dedicated to the culture of wine and its influence on art and mythology.
Underground there are tasting rooms and ?social? areas such as a conference facility, a library and the tourist office of this ancient and noble region of inland Spain.
FUNDACION MUSEO PROVINCIAL DEL VINO DI VALLADOLID
Castillo de Peñafiel
47300 Peñafiel (Valladolid)