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Stone, Winery

Project timeline

1999 – 2003



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S. Lorenzo alto 131
57028 Suvereto

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Article last edited by Bostjan on
September 20th, 2019

Petra Winery Change this

Suvereto, Italy
by Mario Botta Change this
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Mario Botta Petra chose to create a powerful symbol within the landscape rather than build a more conventional industrial complex. At Petra the world-class architect went beyond designing an impressive wine cellar, but also included the outlay of the vineyards in his aim to form a contemporary agricultural landscape. The winery sits against rolling hills of vines and it presents itself as a a dramatic cylinder of brick and local Prun stone. Cropped to reveal its sloped elliptical face, the circular crown is bisected by a dramatic staircase and studded with a ring of olive trees and grasses.



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