Lampadistis Winery

E.Papachristou Architects L.L.C
Commercial – Retail
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E.Papachristou Architects L.L.C
E. Papachristou Architects L.L.C.
Eraclis Papachristou Dimitris Savva
Timotheos Alexi
Giorgos Charalambous
Thalia Efstathiou
Andreas Matsagkou
Sofronis Markou
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Contractor: N. GAVRIEL & SONS
Civil Engineering: D&K E.P.S. L.L.C.
Electrical Engineering: AK Andreou Advanced Engineering Ltd
Mechanical Engineering: CONENG Consulting Engineers Ltd
Quantity Surveyor: Vasiliki Pelekanou
Lighting designer: Archtube
Photography: Nick Hufton of Hufton + Crow

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Lampadistis Winery
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Project overview
The Lampadistis wine distillery is a deliberately heavy object, placed on a promontory above the village of Kalopanayiotis.Is consists of three cylinders which house the three phases of wine production.The uncompromising béton-brut of the exoskeleton is first softened by the treatment of the balustrade structure. This follows on in the main interior, which is rendered a warmer event through the treatment of its massive ceiling, which radiates out from the three core cylinders.
Project history
There is a long-established tradition for wine making on the island of Cyprus. This goes back more than 5000 years, from when the first settlements appeared on the island. One of the latest additions to the list is set upon a promontory, above the village of Kalopanayiotis. The conceptual diagram evolves from the architects’ visit to the local monastery, which features an unusual combination of three cylindrical altars, drawn together by a single, heavy roof. The three cylinders come to house the three phases of wine production and the volume above them a similar strong line against the horizon.The uncompromising béton-brut of the exoskeleton is first softened by the treatment of the balustrade structure. Against this the interior is a much warmer and more intricate event. The massive ceiling, defined by strong geometries that rotate about the three core drums are in reclaimed timber, from a massive forest fire that struck the island several years ago.