Reform of Oenological Station, 2014-2017
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Selected BIGMAT INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTUTE AWARD '17
PHOTOGRAPHIC RECORD 2017
CRAFTSMAN, INDUSTRIALISTS AND MATERIALS
The project goal was the rehabilitation of the engineer's house for the "Felanitx Oenological Station" (1910-1940), in order to accommodate the headquarters of the appellation of origin "Pla i LLevant". The proposal is defined by three actions: to use the pre-existence in a way they become the main elements of the project, to use local reference materials technicians and craftsmen and to contextualize the building with a reference to the world of wine.
1-Thestartingpointoftheprojectconsistedin conserving every constructive element that was in a good condition, such as the masonry walls, the stairs, both the interior and exterior handrails and an ancient concrete basin, as well as the hydraulic tiles and the windows. Once the constructive pre-existences have been defined, they become the ones that define and configure the interior space, providing them with the prominence their presence imposes, neither altering nor adding elements that undermine them.
2-The used materials accompany the pre-existences in order to reinforce their presence in the project. For instance, the concrete slab for the first floor and the wooden roof are supported by the masonry walls. The lime mortar made in the same town (Felanitx) covers in its whole the vertical faces, even the interior doors and windows’ thresholds. The ceramic thermal blocks and the bottle racks (used by wineries) construct the newverticalelements, suchasthebathroomand the elevator boxes, as well as a bottle rack piece of furniture attached to a window.
Client: Ajuntament de Felanitx
Location: Felanitx, Mallorca.
Structural engineer: Alfons Romero
Architectural Technologist: Miquel Roig
Prime constructor: Construcciones Marin
Built aerea: 230 m2
Project date: 2014
Project complete: 2017
Total bugdet: 245.000 €
Photography: Aulets + José Hevia