Monte d’Oiro Wine Tasting Room competition, open competition
Step number one touches the field, it is the first built element. Step number nineteen is an enlarged pedestal, it is a place for a rest under the tree. Step number thirty-six is an outdoor gathering place and a viewing point. The staircase ends with a room.
As the factory of everyday wine producing and the tourism destination are set on one site, Monte d’Oiro winery is in fact a site of conflict. Labor and leisure take place simultaneously and render a fundamental spatial condition.
The planned extension suggests to experience the vineyard in two ways – viewing the field and walking the field. It was designed as one large staircase with a room at the end, allowing the wine tasting to begin at the table and spread to the field. Instead of a formal ‘dinner table’ like occasion, the wine tasting is suggested as a loose social gathering in which the vineyard owner is the host while the visitor is free to taste wine, view the landscape and walk the fields.