Sited on a hill surrounded by vineyards, La Rocca winery revisits the traditional form of Tuscan architecture within a new and industrial inspired frame.
The plan scheme is essentially composed of an open “piazza”, a glass pavilion and a cellar, which is the heart of the project. The cellar is a large square underground hall, with a capacity of 2500 barrels and resembling an amphitheatre. The glass pavilion houses administrative and commercial spaces and is open to public. Through the use of glass as primary building material, the scheme is easily integrated with the surrounding landscape, and a positive tension is created between the industrial process of winemaking and its tradition.