‘brancott estate heritage centre’ by fearon hay architects, marlborough, new zealand
image © patrick reynolds
all images courtesy of fearon hay architects

 

 

auckland-based firm fearon hay architects has completed the ‘brancott estate heritage centre’ responsible for the famed sauvignon
blanc of marlborough, new zealand. dining and tasting facilities as well as hosting and meeting spaces are subtly housed under a
cantilevered blackened steel roof filled with local gravel from the surrounding landscape and footprint excavation. from above,
the embedded structure and canopy extend the contours of the site using the same materials, unobtrusive to its natural context.
from the vast vineyards below, a minimal horizontal plane seems to grow out of the hillside to observe the delicate wine-producing
ecosystem that provide the appropriate amount of shading in the summer and allow daylight to reach every interior volume. 

 

a sandblasted concrete foundation and walls envelope in the earth provide superior insulation with integrated cross ventilation features
and a stormwater harvesting system, to impact the valued terrain as little as possible. glass panels framed by thin metal members
wrap around the north and east elevations allowing constant unobstructed views to the scenery. the linear floor plan creates a sequence
through the program, from the earth-sunken private functions to the elevated exterior public areas.

 

 

fearon hay architects: brancott estate heritage centre
view form the vineyard

 


fearon hay architects: brancott estate heritage centre
entry

 

 

fearon hay architects: brancott estate heritage centre
structure embedded into the landscape

 

 

fearon hay architects: brancott estate heritage centre
gravel roof overlooking vineyard

 

 

fearon hay architects: brancott estate heritage centre
roof detail

 

 

fearon hay architects: brancott estate heritage centre
dining area

 

 

fearon hay architects: brancott estate heritage centre
private meeting room

 

 

fearon hay architects: brancott estate heritage centre
(left) roof end detail
(right) interior tasting room

 

 

fearon hay architects: brancott estate heritage centre
view form the kitchen

 

 

fearon hay architects: brancott estate heritage centre
interior

 

 

fearon hay architects: brancott estate heritage centre
terrace overlooking the landscape

 

 

fearon hay architects: brancott estate heritage centre
site plan

 

 

fearon hay architects: brancott estate heritage centre
floor plan / level 0

 

 

fearon hay architects: brancott estate heritage centre
section

 

 

fearon hay architects: brancott estate heritage centre
elevation

 


fearon hay architects: brancott estate heritage centre
elevation

 

 

project info:

 

 

architect: fearon hay architects
soft fit out / interior collaborator: penny hay ltd. [pennyhay.com/]
location: marlborough, new zealand
constructed area: 415sqm
completed: 2011