Win(e)nvironment is a comprehensive wine hospitality resort tower located at the confluence of the L’Ile and L’Arve rivers in Geneva, on an existing industrial site. Originally, the design was a simple diagram-based design that laid the functions of the program throughout the large site. While adjacency was considered, it failed to provide an experience beyond the essential functions.
The next step was to take the program and stack it vertically. Rather than simply separating out the functions, programs like the hotel are split up and spread throughout. The purpose of the project was to create a phenomenal experience that not only contained a winery and hotel on the same site, but merged the two different functions into the same spaces.
The focus of the studio was to transform the landscape as part of the assignment – this project called for integrating the landscape of vineyards into the structure. These vineyards were placed into the structure at a depth that would adequately receive sunlight, and allow light and air to pass through the reduce the impact of a monolithic structure upon a traditional European city.
Status: School Project