The project is located in Andezeno (Turin) on the Cantine Balbiano’s property; the project consists in the natural continuation of two pre-existing buildings to meet the client need of a spatial enlargement functional to production requirements and also, in some way, to be useful to the scenographic and representative role of the historical wine company.
The double pitch covering is maintained, highlighted and reinterpreted slightly asymmetrically. Underneath this there is the main space, fulcrum of the entire project; an interior designed for an exhibitive and museum role, where wine may be tasted by clients and praised by the owners. A space which, thanks to its scenographic function, maintains visible the new metal structure, thus highlighting the style shift compared to the pre-existing wooden roof, and characterized by two great structural glass windows inspired by the desire to connect the natural surroundings to the structure; the wine to the land where it is produced. The two glass sides face onto the garden, the green and Nature, whereas the other side faces the property and the historical cantina. The first window, facing south, may also be shaded by a sliding metal pergola superimposable to the roofing, which allows the structure to be used also during the hottest months of the year. The new structure of the factory is in metal, insulated and covered on the exterior by a pre-painted metal sheet; the windows are composed of an internal metal structure to which the laminated glass panels are fixed.The new walls are in facing bricks to better blend with the pre-existing structure.