Josefstädter Straße 74, 1080 Vienna
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Winecenter Kaltern
Kaltern / Caldaro - first prize
A new retail outlet, called the "Winecenter" was constructed for the Winegrowers' Cooperative in Caldaro. The building is at the entrance to Caldaro, at the end of a row of wine-cellar buildings. As a landmark on the way from Bolzano to Lago di Caldaro, it takes into consideration both the mobile aesthetics of the 21st century as well as the local identity. The heights of the monolithic corpus mediate between the tall main building built in 1911 and smaller buildings added in recent decades, creating an intimate courtyard through its L-shaped floor plan. On the inside a veritable wine tour is created, with fluent transitions between the different levels of the encounter with the product wine.