Avincis Winery, Olt Valley Wine Making Building, Romanian Architecture, Architect

Avincis Winery, Romania

Dragasani Architecture: Romanian Wine Making Building – design by BBM Grup S.R.L.

6 Mar 2013

Avincis Winery in Olt Valley

Design: BBM Grup S.R.L.

Location: Dragasani, Romania

Winery in Olt Valley

Located about 230 km northwest of Bucharest, on Olt Valley, the hills of Dragasani – an old winemaking tradition area – AVINCIS ensemble comprises: a mansion, a winery composed of two buildings (A and B) and the park. MANSION – built in 1905 in the neo-romanian style, was in semi-ruins but still standing up in June 2007 when we first visited the site and still having sufficient originating architecture elements to be worth restored.

Avincis Winery Romania Building, Dragasani
photo : Andrei Margulescu

The ordered the space of the plateau dominates the buildings from the communist-era that were irrecoverable. Then the idea was born, the one that has materialized; it meant keeping the mansion as ordering part of the whole composition. Winery – A building, recalling the trunk of pyramid, contains the winemaking area. On the south facade is the tasting room with a partially covered terrace.

Avincis Winery Romania
photo : Andrei Margulescu

Up on the building we have placed 3 guest houses made of wood. – B building, hosts around two courtyards, housekeeping functions and staff dwellings. The structure is made of reinforced concrete and the walls are form Porotherm bricks. PARK – includes besides alleys, a swimming pool surrounded by pergolas, reminding the cornice of disappeared household annexes, vegetable garden, vineyards and forest stand, the Bellevue pavilion.

Avincis Winery Romania
photo : Nicolae Vilceanu

In the ensemble composition, the little construction is to recenter the composition around the mansion outlining its role of ordering the space. We aimed to achieve an ensemble that falls into the category of sustainable buildings. We used clean alternative energy sources, pump heat wells for heating /cooling and solar panels for heating domestic water.

Avincis Winery Romania Avincis Winery Romania
photos : Andrei Margulescu

A gray water storage tank recovered, reused to irrigate the park. The winery roof terrace is covered with earth and grass, that increases thermal insulation. The facades of new buildings are made of Arnota limestone, extracted from a quarry in the area.

Avincis Winery Romania
photo : Nicolae Vilceanu

Avincis Winery Romania images / information from BBM Grup S.R.L.

Location: Dragasani, Romania

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