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A Sleek Winery Addition by Norman Foster Hides Under a Traditional Red-Tile Roof

All photos by Nigel Young / Foster + Partners via <a href="">ArchDaily</a>
All photos by Nigel Young / Foster + Partners via ArchDaily

Some wineries mix old and new vintages to create unique flavors—and that's exactly what renowned British architect Lord Norman Foster has done with his contemporary addition to a historic winery. The chateau anchoring the vineyard and winery outside Bordeaux was built in 1815 but its facilities needed to grow to accommodate a growing business. In addition to renovating the old structures and building new underground storage areas, Foster's firm designed a large open pavilion supported by dramatic tree-like steel columns, the first new building on the site in 200 years. However, these modern steel shapes—the result of close collaboration with engineers—are only visible up close. From afar, the pavilion's traditional tiled roof blends it into the historic landscape and architecture.

Chateau Margaux Winery / Foster + Partners [ArchDaily]