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Winery in Gouveia

Refurbishment of an ancient winery

This is a work in progress coauthored by Pedro Vasconcelos Rodrigues. A very beautiful ancient winery with thick granite walls and an interior wooden structure must be refurbished to be able to produce one of the best wines of Portugal. The project required a deep analysis of the existing conditions – work that was done with the support of Tisem Engineering team – in order to assess the existing conditions of the structural elements. The main idea is to take advantage of the spatial quality of the existing structure. The challenge consists in introducing all the new technologies needed for an efficient production without subtracting architectural value.