The vinicola Cuna de Tierra in Mexico is an unusual green design constructed by CCA (Centro de Colaboración Arquitectónica) to blend in with the surrounding landscape. The walls of the winery are constructed using soil to evoke a connection between the wine that is produced and the earth from which the grapes are harvested. The beautifully thought-out project features locally-sourced materials and a clean, modern aesthetic.
The Mexico-based studio also incorporated natural lighting within the rooms of the winery to ensure decreased energy usage. Each of the structures were independently built to create naturally ventilated spaces in and around the space.
CCA’s intention was to form interesting interactions between the spaces of Cuna de Tierra (which means ‘soil cradle’) that exist aside from the traditional functionality of the winery. These complex spaces give the design a contemporary edge while complementing its natural location. This was a chief aim of the studio, which aimed to present “a clean man-made construction taken out of the richness of its natural context.”
Images via Estudio Urquiza