Cité des Vins et des Climats de Bourgogne
Winner in Architectural Design Europe
Emmanuelle Andreani - [siz'-ix] architectes
[siz'-ix] architectes, Juan Jerez, Aeropix
Beaune - Burgundy
The “Cité des Vins et des Climats de Bourgogne” is a landscape-building close to the historic city center of Beaune, known for its emblematic centuries-old cellars. The building promotes the history, culture, and wine heritage of Burgundy.
With plantation of 400 trees around and more than 1000 vines on the rooftop, this landscape building reconstitute a “Climat”. In Burgundy, a “Climat” is the name for a specific vineyard site combining vine plots, grape variety, and know-how.
This construction is inspired by the tendrils of a vine coiling around its trellis. It also evokes the perpetual movement happening in vineyards: changing seasons, vines’ growth cycle repeating year after year without ever being the same …
This innovative building is a model of eco-sustainable commitment, with BiodiverCity label aiming. It promotes nobles and bio-sourced materials as burgundy stone, wood and poured in place concrete structure with site materials. Facades are made of wooden structure filled with hemp concrete.
This project is an authentic place imbued with discovery, exchange, conviviality and cultural heritage, in a resolutely contemporary architecture.