Herzog & de Meuron
Project
2001-2003

We followed a variety of trails in seeking a suitable architectural response to ‘Hosanna’, the new wine created by Christian Moueix. Common to all of the approaches is the involvement of the almost mythical landscape on the plateau of Pomerol. The landscape is divided up into much smaller parcels then in Napa Valley, where we built the Dominus Winery for the same client. The project, fully detailed and ready for execution, was designed to house the three basic phases of production in three parallel units: barrique cellar, tank room and bottle storage. A longitudinal extruded shape, poured in concrete, would mirror the work processes in petrified form. Although the folded elongated structure would have blended into the topography of a landscape dominated by vineyards more effectively than conventional architecture, the local authorities opposed the project and it had to be shelved.

Herzog & de Meuron, 2004

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Process

The design of the Hosanna winery evolved from barrel vault to tower to open cross section.

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With cellarage, fermentation tanks and barrel room side by side, the height differences are extruded into the irregular shape of the new winery.

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Working on the facade of a 1:1 mock-up in the Herzog & de Meuron yard.

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The volume “grows” out of the ground and runs in the same direction as the rows of vines.

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These renderings of the tank room, reception and barrel cellar show highly polished interiors.

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Drawings

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Team

Facts

Client
Etablissement Jean Pierre Moueix, Quai du Priourat, Libourne, France; Christian & Cherise Moueix
Planning
General Planning: Herzog & de Meuron, Basel, Switzerland
Associate Architect: Serge Lansalot, Epure Architecte, Pomerol, France
Structural Engineering: ZPF Ingenieure AG, Basel, Switzerland
Mechanical Engineering: CETAB Ingénierie, Bordeaux, France
Specialist / Consulting
Fire Protection Consulting: Veritas, Bordeaux, France
Building Data
Site Area: 699'653 sqft, 65'000 sqm
Gross floor area (GFA): 14'315 sqft, 1'330 sqm
Number of levels: 1
Footprint: 15'069 sqft, 1'400 sqm
Length: 229 ft, 70 m
Width: 65 ft, 20 m
Height: 29 ft, 9 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, Birkhäuser, 2008. Vol. No. 4.

Nobuyuki Yoshida (Ed.): “Architecture and Urbanism. Herzog & de Meuron 2002-2006.” Tokyo, A+U Publishing Co., Ltd., 08.2006.

Fernando Márquez Cecilia, Richard Levene (Eds.): “El Croquis. Herzog & de Meuron 2002-2006. Monumento e Intimidad. The Monumental and the Intimate.” Vol. No. 129/130, Madrid, El Croquis, 2006.

Bêka & Lemoine, Herzog & de Meuron: Pomerol, Herzog & de Meuron. In: Living Architectures Series, 1.11.2016