Secli Weinwelt, Buchs
Dwelling and Office Building
Concept and realization extend beyond the initial needs of the client. To combine both office and storage spaces in order to minimize the logistic friction loss was required. The communal premise of an urban redensification resulted in a demanded utilisation number of 1.0 and a minimum height of 12 meters. Architects as well as the client took the obligation as an occasion to developed a hybrid type for a compelling mix of uses: a world for living, working and enjoyment with a sense of community. The different purposes subordinate delicately from the original idea of wine culture.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Elementary terracotta-coated volumes assemble like exquisite boxes of wine into a fascinating residential and office building. It mediates the urban situation and with regard to the content. 15 wine boxes within a height of two floors staple to a symbiotic structured organism. When entering the salesroom with the attached multifunctional event room and storage, one gets surrounded by the gravity of the concrete. This heaviness is combined with silence. Between unobtrusive and dimmable luminous elements, circular acoustic parts cushion the reverberation time. Round glass components lead the view to the vast high-rise rack. A chapel of wine is the core of the building. In the high of a fully enclosed room the dimension of the boxes gets evident and every wine lover’s heart will beat faster.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
planning period: 2012-1014 – construction period: 2013-2015 – site: Buchs, Switzerland
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Interior Space and Exhibition Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Volume (SIA 416): 14'400 m3 – floor area (SIA 416): 2'800m2
TEAM MEMBERS (4) :
Carlos Martinez, Matthias Waibel, José Yerga and Nevzad Hamsic
# 1 Photographer Hannes Thalmann, Secli Weinwelt (2015)