New spirit brought to two existing properties as winery founded in Tadten, Austria
Completed in December, the Erich Sattler Winery designed by Austrian practice Architects Collective is located in the prominent wine region of Burgenland. Two existing properties – one an L-shaped residential building, the other a storage facility with service entrance – were connected by the construction of a new unit, transforming the space into a 12m by 120m contemporary winery complex.
Internally, the ground floor takes the shape of a rectangle and the first floor a parallelogram, oriented east and west. Connecting these two forms are a series of spatial diagonals which merge the two units into an overall flowing unit, ‘creating a number of diverse spaces, views and topographies which are relating to the sun, the patio, and the surrounding environment'.
A barrel room takes pride of place on the ground floor, whilst the first floor houses the tasting room, kitchen, offices and guest rooms. Architects Collective has ensured maximum flexibility by creating a large main volume with optional sliding walls and doors to separate the room into smaller, more intimate spaces for events and minor presentations.
An abundance of stunning views of the surrounding natural environment is afforded through the incorporation of east and west terraces and a habitable roof space, which offers 360 degree views out towards the nearby vineyards, lakes and Alps. The main materials used in construction include concrete and stone, with the internal layout furnished with wood and decorated with white accompaniments.