The program for the winery on the prairie is to create a gravity flow winery that contains; grape receiving and crushing area, fermentation tanks, vintner lab, bottling, a barrel cellar, etc. The site is locate approximately forty miles south of Kansas city, Missouri. The wine maker is hoping to promote wine tourism with his winery.
The goal is also to create a building that would be completely self sustaining also contributing power back onto the grid. Our initial process started with visiting a couple wineries and researching on the process of gravity fed wine making. The design is aimed at creating a dialogue between production and consumption. The waving pavilion ties the production facility to the glass encased office and tasting area to create a central space for gathering and potential parties.
Location: Pleasanton, KS, US