Against the wall
The design for the new Wine Hotel is included in a strategy to expand the facilities of the Quinta do Vallado. The two aspects linked to wine – production and pleasure – are contemplated by a single design intended to be unique and contemporary by the way in which the used materials are employed.
Given the strong impact of the surrounding landscape, characterized by a natural architecture that confers a unique character to the territory, world heritage, the design focuses on solving the insertion of a new volume conditioned by a long and expressive shale bearing wall, which draws an accentuated curve in the land and on the house.
In this relationship between what exists and what does not exist, resides the tension of the design,the relation of the contraposition between two realities, between two geometries, between two times.
Regarding the construction: the supporting structure fits; the facilities are disciplined; the raw materials match the geometry and appeal to the sensory qualities of their surfaces.
The design defines a great restraint, both spatial and formal; spaces are designed according to use, light, view and, mostly, well being.
Quinta do Vallado, Sociedade Agrícola, Lda
Vilarinho de Freires, Peso da Régua, Portugal
Francisco Vieira de Campos
Inês Mesquita, Mariana Sendas, Cristina Maximino, Adalgisa Lopes, Ana Leite Fernandes, Luís Campos, João Pontes, Joana Miguel, Francisco Lencastre, Tiago Souto e Castro, Miguel Brochado, Inês Ferreira
Fonseca – ADFconsultores, SA
Fernanda Valente – Newton-C, Lda
Electrics, Security and Telecommunication
Fernando Aires – GPIC, Lda
Filomena Macedo – SOPSEC, SA
Raul Bessa – GET, Lda
Menos é Mais w/ João Álvares Ribeiro
Ferreira Construções, SA
Nuno Gonçalves e Félix, Lda
FROSA Projectos e Obras, Lda
Fernando Guerra (FG+SG)