The Vlassides Winery, located on a sloping site amongst vine fields outside the Koilani village in Limassol, smoothly becomes part of the landscape with most of its volume buried in the hill while the visible part is gradually revealed, benefiting the visitor with the magnificent view of the Cypriot countryside.
The building for Vlassides Winery is organized within a system of parallel walls aligned with the sloping contours of the site. The entrance and the location of the interior spaces create panoramic views to the vine fields, to the wine making and storage rooms equally, benefiting the visitor with a general experience of the wine making process.
The building is longitudinal, organized in two functional zones located vertically, including spaces for wine production, wine cellars as well as spaces for wine tasting ceremonies.
The Vlassides Winery is enclosed by parallel walls creating volumes that either emerge or penetrate the landscape. The building makes a distinctive statement in the Cypriot vine fields while the openings on the building shell infiltrate the light into the interior. The conical shaped volumes on the roof, with the stainless steel - mirror finished cladding, act a signal to the visitor, they reflect the Cypriot sunshine and at the same time direct the sunlight inside. The veranda which is the intermediate space between the open-air courtyard ("the plateia") and the entrance lobby reveals views to the fields as well as to the sky through the conical skylights on its roof.
Material Used :
1. Penetron - Cementitious capillary waterproofing product
2. Vogue Ceramica - Flooring
3. Muskita Aluminium Industry - Building Openings
4. Local stone - Facade Cladding
5. Cypriot oak - Wooden Cladding