Faustino Winery / Foster + Partners

Faustino Winery / Foster + Partners

The Ribera del Duero region, one of Spain’s foremost wine producing areas, is home to a new winery for the Faustino Group. The Faustino Winery is Foster + Partners first winery and was an opportunity to look afresh at the building type, using the natural topography of the site to aid the wine-making process and create the optimum working conditions. The trefoil plan reflects the principal process stages, with the operational support and visitors facilities strategically located in the center of the building. The public areas are on a mezzanine level along with a restaurant with views of the surrounding landscape. Two volumes house the ageing processes and are strategically buried into the natural slope of the site taking advantage of the thermal cooling benefits of the earth — via ArchDaily

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