Michael Jantzen's wine tasting pavilion
Conceptually this design is based on my vision of a symbolic abstraction of a giant grape vine that grows up from the earth onto a trellis to function as a new kind of organic structure. And like the leaves of the real grape vine, this symbolic abstraction can also produce its own power from the sun.
My design proposal for this wine tasting pavilion is made of a system of modular, re-arrangeable, sustainable building components. The size, shape, and color of the structure can vary based on the site-specific requirements, and its size, shape, and or color can be changed to accommodate changing needs.
The curved panels are formed into just two different radii. Some are insulated and are used to enclose spaces that need to be heated or cooled. Others are un-insulated and are used to shade spaces below the
trellis. These panels can be made of various kinds of materials such as metal and or concrete composites. Inside of the enclosed spaces, some of the curved panels penetrate through the walls, roof, floor, and
ceiling surfaces to function as seating, tables, lighting, display supports, space definers etc.
The modular rust colored trellis, through which the curved green colored panels are woven, is made of core-ten steel. This trellis initially can also be made any size and into a wide variety of shapes to accommodate site-specific requirements. In addition, since the structural support trellis is also made of a system of prefabricated modular parts, it can easily be added onto or subtracted from as needed, to accommodate the growth patterns of the symbolic grape vine which it supports.
This structure is being developed for construction in Spain by the Finley Design Group in Del Mar California (www.finleydesign.com).