architecture

The Oenological Station by Aulets by Juliana Sampaio

The Oenological Station by Aulets / via @kronekern

The Oenological Station is a centre for the study of wine and winemaking in Felanitx, Mallorca designed by studio Aulets.

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.

The starting point of the project consisted in 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.

 

CREDITS

Architecture: Aulets 

Photography: Aulets + José Hevia