diamond+schmitt architects: southbrook vineyards
 
diamond+schmitt architects: southbrook vineyards
sep 16, 2009

diamond+schmitt architects: southbrook vineyards

‘southbrook vineyards’ by diamond+schmitt architects image: tom arban

located on a 150-acre estate in canada’s niagara-on-the-lake wine region, southbrook vineyards recently opened their new pavilion designed by diamond+schmitt architects. the environmentally designed structure received LEED gold certification and an international architecture award form the chicago athenaeum. the building’s design is anchored by a 200m long wall that is finished with a pigmented stucco, allowing it to change colour depending on the light. the wall is only interrupted by the single entryway, leading to the pavilion. the main volume is open to the vineyards with floor to ceiling glass walls and an overhanging roof. inside, there is a shop, wine tasting room, wine library and storage facility all separated by wine barrels enclosed in glass. the wine production facilities on this biodynamic vineyard are located on site in other buildings. the vineyard features a comprehensive storm water recovery system, some of which is stored in the reflecting ponds running along the main wall, and a natural wetlands for treating wastewater.

http://www.dsai.ca http://www.southbrook.comdiamond+schmitt architects: southbrook vineyards ‘southbrook vineyards’ by diamond+schmitt architects image: tom arban

diamond+schmitt architects: southbrook vineyards ‘southbrook vineyards’ by diamond+schmitt architects image: tom arban

diamond+schmitt architects: southbrook vineyards ‘southbrook vineyards’ by diamond+schmitt architects image: tom arban

diamond+schmitt architects: southbrook vineyards‘southbrook vineyards’ by diamond+schmitt architects image: elizabeth gyde, diamond and schmitt architects

diamond+schmitt architects: southbrook vineyards ‘southbrook vineyards’ by diamond+schmitt architects image: tom arban

diamond+schmitt architects: southbrook vineyards ‘southbrook vineyards’ by diamond+schmitt architects image: tom arban

diamond+schmitt architects: southbrook vineyards ‘southbrook vineyards’ by diamond+schmitt architects image: tom arban

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