Wine Museum in Lavaux – Lake Geneva Building

Wine Museum Switzerland, Lavaux Architecture, Swiss World Heritage Site Design

Wine Museum in Lavaux : Lake Geneva Building

Lake Geneva Development, Switzerland – design by Mauro Turin Architectes

post updated 2 Mar 2019

Wine Museum Lavaux

Architect: Mauro Turin Architectes

Creating new architecture in a UNESCO World heritage site

Location: Lavaux, Lake Geneva, western Switzerland


On the shores of Lake Geneva, Lavaux is a unique place declared UNESCO World heritage site in 2007. How to generate a large-scale cultural attraction non-existent today?

Swiss Wine Museum
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A wine museum that shows and tells the whole heritage richness of the wine-growing area since the Middle Ages seams relevant, but not sufficient to attract people from around the world.

A wine museum suspended on a rock, avoiding the sublime terraced vineyards, which becomes integrated to the landscape and offers a walk in the air allowing an unforgettable experience of Lavaux, Lake Geneva and the Alps could be the answer.

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The Museum wants to be a small iconic object in a great iconic landscape; without being in competition but rather feeding each other.

Wine Museum Lavaux
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The integration of the Museum is contextual and regional without falling into a banal mimesis or a fearful disappearance; it is in the order of the experienced observer, of the deep sensibility and of the advanced intellectual exercise. It is in the order of the nature of things.

Wine Museum Lavaux building in Switzerland
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Wine Museum in Lavaux – Building Information

Project: Wine Museum in Lavaux
Site: Lavaux (World Heritage Site). Switzerland
Year: 2012
Gross floor area: 1,000 sqm

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Wine Museum in Lavaux Switzerland images / information from Mauro Turin Architectes, 20 Nov 2012

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