Project: Bordeaux Cultural Wine Centre
Designed by X-TU Architects
Floor Area: 12 927m2
Location: Bordeaux, France
The eye-catching Bordeaux Cultural Wine Centre project is arriving from the drawing board of X-TU Architects, while inspiration behind the shape comes from the wine itself. Architects took the liberty to design the building taken by the undulating movement of wine being poured into a glass. The project is located on the banks of Garonne river, and created in X-TU's collaboration with the British Casson Mann.
This 47 meter high building is placed on a 10,000 square meter plot, housing 4,000 square meters of permanent as well as temporary exhibition space, the whole project is symbolically constructed in wood.
Bordeaux, for millennia a port town benefiting from cultural exchange, trade and the perpetual outreach towards distant civilisations and cultures. Through the Centre Culturel et Touristique du Vin project we celebrate the past while looking towards the future. The city of Bordeaux cements its place as the natural gateway to the global civilisation of wine. – Prince Robert of Luxembourg (President and CEO of the family firm and great grandson of its founder, Mr Clarence Dillon).