Grace Vineyard, ShanXi, 2007-2008, 2010-2012

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Grace Vineyard
Grace Vineyard was established in 1996 at Tai Yuan, Shan Xi, China. The area excluding the surrounding vineyard farmland was approximately 40 hectares. At the start up years, the vineyard facilities, namely the guest house and the fermentation plants were designed by a local design institute to mimic the European style, but in a simplistic Chinese way. In 2006, the President of the Vineyard invited me to design a new cellar building to house the increasing capacity of bottled wines, and asked for a modern style yet respecting the traditional Shan Xi historical characters. I therefore adopted a rectangular reinforced concrete structure cladded with the local made grey bricks on the facades. The inspiration came from the form and feeling of solidarity of the traditional Shan Xi courtyard houses.

Later on, the wines from Grace Vineyard received high commendation from world class wine critics. Demand and production capacity increased. In 2009, President invited me again to design a new wing of factory, revamp the guest house, administration building, and re-plan the landscape and the visiting route. The second phase of renovation and expansion was completed in 2011 winter and has received applause from the President and visitors.

怡园酒庄
怡园酒庄創立于1996年,地點是山西省太原市榆次縣,面积四十畝坪。起步時只有几座由當地設計院建造的仿欧洲式小楼及車間,外貌和室内空間都比較簡陋。2006年,庄主邀请我替她设計一座新的酒窖,以應付日益增加的葡萄酒貯存量,並要求加入現代風格及山西本土建筑特色。我于是楺合了清水混凝土的可塑性,描写現代理性主义,及山西省傳统青磚作為在地文化的伸延。怡园酒庄的酒亦得到世界評酒嘉許,需求和產量亦要再次提升。2009年,庄主再次邀请我為她設计廠房新翼,及改造从前比較簡陋的礼賓樓小酒店、辦公樓、員工宿舍,及重塑园林佈局和地下連结通道,規劃遊人參覌路線等。整个計劃于2011年底完成,得到庄主和遊人的正面㢠响。

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