Archea, masterplan for International Grape Exhibition Garden in Beijing
Photos: Pietro Savorelli
In 2012, Archea won the competition, held between invited teams, to develop 200 hectares of Beijing’s Yanqing County for a wine show that would be part of the 11th International Conference on Grapevine Breeding and Genetics. The masterplan drawn up by the Italian firm included greenhouses, museums, a visitor center, observation towers, and bridges. Pavilions were designed like bunches of grapes. The picture of the complex in the mountainous landscape is one of concave roofs, concrete facades decorated with bas-reliefs alternating with surfaces of gray brick, and volumes of core-ten steel.
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