claudia turrent and alejandro d'acosta recycle boats into wine facility
 
claudia turrent and alejandro d'acosta recycle boats into wine facility
feb 21, 2014

claudia turrent and alejandro d'acosta recycle boats into wine facility

using recycled materials, the wine making facility by claudia turrent and alejandro d’acosta is constructed to mimic the existing environment. the vineyards are located in an important wine region in mexico, the guadalupe valley in the ejido of el porvenir and situated 20 km east of the city of ensenada, baja in california. seeking to unite this area with the sea, the project was based on referencing viticulture with marine debris. the soil has been left bare, assembling only the floors and ceilings using discarded boats from the nearby port and transforming them into the barrel vaults.

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the structure is made from recycled materials from discarded boats
all images courtesy of claudia turrent + alejandro d’acosta

 

 

the valley runs perpendicular to the sea with prevailing winds from the humboldt current and is surrounded by deserts and rugged mountains. the layout of the structure references the mountains and the stars, with the winds crops and equipment placed accordingly. following this, the most efficient ways for wine making were considered – a radial pattern for industrial production has less distance between different parts, helping to produce fluid. gravity is used to give more control over the wine making process and aeration, reducing the need for pumps.

claudia turrent and alejandro d'acosta recycle boats into wine facility
the wine facility references the surrounding mountains and stars in its layout

claudia turrent and alejandro d'acosta recycle boats into wine facility
view of the roof overlooking the valley

claudia turrent and alejandro d'acosta recycle boats into wine facility
the layout responds to the most efficient methods for wine production

claudia turrent and alejandro d'acosta recycle boats into wine facility
interior view of the facility

claudia turrent and alejandro d'acosta recycle boats into wine facility
the structure extends out into the landscape

claudia turrent and alejandro d'acosta recycle boats into wine facility
natural materials are incorporated into the site

claudia turrent and alejandro d'acosta recycle boats into wine facility
detail view of the canopy with vineyards beyond

claudia turrent and alejandro d'acosta recycle boats into wine facility
the ombligo

 

 

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  • Great latin american design! Its language is so particular. Very proud. Congratulations

    ampi alvarez
  • I love that D’acosta uses recycled and local materials. In my opinion, this is superior creativity-wise to unlimited budget stylings of ZHA and similar.

    Joa
  • fantastic!

    DANIEL LEVY POLICAR
  • Fantastic, just mind blowing…we are staying at the winery and enjoying its view from the also stunning restaurant, Corazon de Tierra, also by Alejandro….outstanding architecture, dear friends, amazing cuisine and wine..it does not get any better than Valle de Guadalupe…

    Maria de la Paz Alice
  • Great article! But you forgot to mention the name of the place: Vena Cava Winery in La Villa del Valle.

    Valeria Rivas
  • ADORE. Absolutely. When I grow up, I want to be alejandro dacosta. Or at least have him build a thing or two for me. Or with me.

    mkc
  • Really inspiring. The painted ceiling / inside of the boat is great

    Jared
  • crazyass cool

    dbkii

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