Herzog & de Meuron
Project
2001
Realization
2002
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176_CP_0307_012
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176_CP_0302_001

Process

Pomerol and St.Emilion are shaped by their ancient Roman heritage, church towers and weathered stone.

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189_RFsb_0303_301_pantheon
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189_RFsb_0109_003_clocherSE
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189_RFsb_0208_009_GraMurSE
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189_RFmt_0207_501

The wineries are nestled in the patchwork landscape of Libournais.

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189_SI_0208_001_VinsFrance
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189_SI_0208_002_Pomerol

Château Pétrus is situated on the Pomerol plateau, barely visible to laypeople. A side building is earmarked for extension to provide a dining area.

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189_SI_0012_004_vineyardcom
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189_SI_0101_501_Petrus_K
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189_SI_0101_503_Petrus_K
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176_SI_0101_500
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176_SI_0101_001_aerialview
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176_SI_0204_001
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189_SI_0208_500_Dordogne_K

The old building is penetrated by a wedge that could be used as an auditorium. Models showing the wedge developed as an autonomous volume.

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176_MO_0110_006_vers_nord

The idea here is for the surface structure of the concrete to echo the weathered natural stone.

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176_SA_0209_504_011-SA_K

The triangulated roof lends a sculptural aspect to the single-story extension.

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176_DR_0307_005.pdf
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176_DR_0307_006.pdf
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176_DR_0307_008_K

The new volume is molded into the old building.

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176_CO_0207_511
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176_CO_0209_526
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176_CO_0211_009
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176_CO_0209_518
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176_CO_0206_500_crane
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176_CO_0208_504_crane

Though the new refectory in the old part of the building cannot be seen on approach, it juts out into the landscape like a zoom lens, its angled window framing the vineyards.

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176_CP_0307_001
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176_CP_0307_019
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176_CP_0307_007
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176_CP_0302_001
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176_CP_0304_026
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176_CP_0209_002_interior
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176_CP_0209_001_interior
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176_CP_0210_002

Drawings

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176_DR_080804_L0_M1
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176_DR_080804_S1_M1
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176_DR_0307_008_K

Team

Facts

Client
Monsieur Christian Moueix et Madame Cherise Moueix, Libourne, France
Planning
Architect Planning: Herzog & de Meuron, Basel, Switzerland
Associate Architect : Agence Epure, Libourne, France
MEP Engineering (Design Phase): ZPL Ingenieure, Basel, Switzerland
MEP Engieering (Construction Phase): Seret Conseil, Canejan, France
Building Data
Gross floor area (GFA): 10'763 sqft, 1'000 sqm
Length: 91 ft, 28 m
Width: 75 ft, 23 m
Height: 19 ft, 6 m
Links
www.moueix.com

Bibliography

Gerhard Mack, Herzog & de Meuron: “Herzog & de Meuron 1997-2001. The Complete Works. Volume 4.” Edited by: Gerhard Mack. Basel / Boston / Berlin, BirkhĂ€user, 2008. Vol. No. 4.

Emmanuel Caille: “Dans le Palais du Vendangeur.” In: Emmanuel Caille (Ed.). “D’Architectures. Le Magazine Professionnel de la CrĂ©ation Architecturale.” Vol. No. 137, CondĂ©-sur-Noireau, d’Architectures, 05.2004. pp. 56-61.

Location