A splendid and recognised example of architecture in harmony with the environment and landscape:the design of the Podernuovo Winery in Palazzone was created by the Massimo Alvisi and Junko Kirimoto architecture studio for Paolo and Giovanni Bulgari in San Casciano dei Bagni, Siena.
The project was completed in 2013 and recently received two new awards. One was thespecial Fassa Bortolo award, as the Winery was the only Italian project that won an award at the 12th edition of theInternational Prize for Sustainable Architecture sponsored by the University of Ferrara. The second was theTuscany Architecture Prize for the best new construction completed over the last 5 years in the region. The awards juries, which included leading architects and historians of architecture, recognised a great deal of quality in the work of the Alvisi Kirimoto studio, and architectural solutions that are in harmony with a setting filled with history and beautiful landscape like the hills of Chianti.
Nature shaped by farmers enters the constructed space of the architecture, the process of wine production that begins with the earth continues in the architecture, which is inextricably linked to its surroundings. Everything is in sight: the equipment needed for production, the mechanical systems and the barrels, visible through large glass walls and always visually linked to the backdrop of the Tuscan landscape. This strong, clear relationship can be perfectly seen in the splendid series of photos taken by Fernando Guerra.
Architects: Alvisi Kirimoto + Partners www.alvisikirimoto.it
Location: Località Le Vigne, Palazzone - San Casciano dei Bagni (Siena) - Italy
Photos: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG fotografia de arquitectura http://ultimasreportagens.com