architects collective: erich sattler winery
architects collective: erich sattler winery architects collective: erich sattler winery
may 15, 2011

architects collective: erich sattler winery

‘erich sattler winery’ by architects collective images courtesy of architects collective

vienna based studio architects collective has created ‘erich sattler winery’. located in tradten – a village in the austrian wine region of burgenland – the building acts as a new house for the vineyards barrel vault, tasting room, and guest areas.

limited by the site and existing built environment, the design features a simple rectilinear footprint that gradually twists into a parallelogram on the second floor. a series of spatial diagonals are merged into one overall form, connecting the two primary volumes while creating a number of diverse areas, views and topographies. negative space on the roof of the ground floor houses two terraces oriented towards the east and west. overlooking the surrounding vineyards, lakes and alps, the patios look to connect the exterior environment with the tasting rooms and presentation areas inside, while also introducing the visitor to the encompassing region.  a barrel room on the ground floor welcomes users of the space. large vats and wooden barrels dominate the dark, industrial space whose main attraction if the variety of grapes and wines available.

(left) entrance (right) view over roof to terrace

view from rooftop



stairway leading from wine cellar to loft

wine cellar

the roof rises above the surrounding structures

aerial view

view of surrounding neighborhood

site plan

floor plan / level 0

floor plan / level 1

roof plan

longitudinal section

longitudinal section




diagram of orientation

diagram of geometry

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