archea associati yanqing grape expo china designboom
for the yanqing grape expo in china, italian architectural practice archea associati completed the masterplan of the event’s vast 200 hectare site. the conference, which places a particular emphasis on developing contemporary wine culture, is an international event covering issues related to agriculture and grapevine cultivation. referencing strewn grape bunches spread over the landscape, circular pavilions are set amid artificial lakes, greenhouses and spiralling circulation routes. 

 

 


yanqing grape exhibition garden
video courtesy of archea associati | all images by cristiano bianchi

 

 

seeking to signify the coming together of italian and chinese cultures, individual building façades either use the gray of traditional brick structures, or include concrete surfaces with sculptural bas-reliefs. complementing the use of brick and concrete, weathered steel has been used throughout the site for bridges, sculptures and pathways. the use of corten continues with the horseshoe-shaped ticket office, which welcomes guests to the festival site. 

archea associati yanqing grape expo china designboom
the grape expo is located on a 200 hectare site

archea associati yanqing grape expo china designboom
circular pavilions reference strewn grape bunches thrown over the landscape

archea associati yanqing grape expo china designboomindividual building façades use the gray of traditional brick structures

archea associati yanqing grape expo china designboom
concrete surfaces include sculptural bas-reliefs

archea associati yanqing grape expo china designboom
weathered steel has been used throughout the site

archea associati yanqing grape expo china designboom
internal circulation routes

archea associati yanqing grape expo china designboom
spiralling pathways connect the vast site

archea associati yanqing grape expo china designboom
the venue is located north of the chinese capital 

archea associati yanqing grape expo china designboom
the conference places a particular emphasis on developing contemporary wine culture

 

 

project info:

 

name: yanqing grape expo
program:
masterplan for international grape exhibition garden
location:
yanqing (beijing), china
client:
people’s government of yanqing county
system:
china construction engineering design group corporation limited
mechanical system:
beijing mechanism construction limited company
thermotechnical system:
beijing huaqing rongyi geothermal energy technology development co.,ltd.
structure:
china construction engineering design group corporation limited
landscape company:
green landscape planning and designing affairs office co.,ltd
terrain surface:
200 hectares
building surface:
15,000 sqm
photography: cristiano bianchi