Foreword

The Monte d’Oiro Wine Tasting Room competition is part of Bee Breeders’ Portugal design series. This particular design challenge has been organized in collaboration with Quinta Do Monte D’Oiro, a family vineyard located in the Lisbon region. 

Quinta do Monte d'Oiro (‘Hill of Gold’) is a 42-hectare property with a history of wine-production dating to the 17th century. The current brand, a brainchild of José Bento dos Santos, has since the 1990s produced 100% organic Syrahs, Viogniers and Petit Verdots, imported from France, and more recently it has expanded with original labels. The Quinta do Monte d’Oiro site - with a privileged terroir, resting on clay-limestone soils and receiving Atlantic winds - is known to have conditions ideal for producing balanced, fresh wines. Quinta do Monte d’Oiro labels have been consistently awarded prizes, and are sold in regional and international markets. 

For the Monte d’Oiro Wine Tasting Room competition, the vineyard is seeking design ideas for a wine tasting room, where approximately 30 people can gather around a special tasting table to enjoy the wines as well as the magnificent views of the vineyard. The 60m² space is to be open and inviting, and the program is to provide simple amenities such as running water and storage. Designs for the tasting room were requested to be considerate of the existing vineyard facilities, while at the same time capable of becoming an architectural landmark. The Quinta do Monte d’Oiro has expressed an interest in constructing the winning proposal. 

The jury evaluated designs for their capacity to offer a unique space to the vineyard, and sought proposals that made use of natural materials. The received proposals experimented with a host of ideas for integrating the new project within the site. Given the elevated conditions of the existing buildings, proposals conceived of a mix of above-grade concepts as well as constructions carved into the hillside. 

Bee Breeders thanks all of the participants for their time and excellent contributions to this design challenge.

COMPETITION ORGANISERS
Monte d'Oiro
Wine Tasting Room
Official partner
Monte d'Oiro
Wine Tasting Room

1st Prize Winner

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Agreste

I like to think of myself as a creative person and I need to create things. Participating in architecture vision competitions allows me to explore the productive side of my personality. It’s inspiring and stimulating.

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Author Evin Johann
Country France

2nd Prize Winner

Project name

A passage to the vineyard

We see competitions as challenges that can put our team work, our knowledge and our commitment to an idea up to the task. This kind of competitions can test our passion and love for architecture and brings a reality check due to the client’s specifications.

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Authors Belén Moreno Pedrejón, Oriana Álvarez Braiz, Luis Miguel De Jesús Dos Ramos
Country Spain

3rd Prize Winner +
BB STUDENT AWARD

Project name

Terroir Wine House

Architecture visual competitions give us the freedom to express ourselves and explore a vast world of possibilities to solve a problem with no right or wrong solution. These types of projects free our minds from any preconceived idea and pushes our imagination far further than what we thought was achievable. Architecture competitions are a free pass to think outside the box, a space where even the craziest ideas are up for discussion. We see these ideas competitions as a way to return to our childhood mindset, where everything was possible.

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BB GREEN AWARD

Project name

House of Bacchus

Participation in architectural vision competitions is a form of research. No idea, no drawing is ever lost. I see it as a long-term development of specific architectural themes that soon or later find their way to the construction site. Our project “TentHouse” over time evolved into the “Zoran Šimić” bivouac project that was built in 2019 and gained unexpected international media coverage. Retroactively, we can recognize this development and see how crucial competition participation was. I say this with modesty and reservation, but why not winning and building it right away?

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Country Bosnia

Client Favorite

Project name

«Life is good, but wine is better»

The reason we enter contests is to experiment with our own ideas. It is also a way to let our ideas live freely in the eyes of others. We meet a variety of responses as eclectic as the multiplicity of the architectural profession. We are also stimulated by the idea of creating together a synergy which tends to advance the debate of ideas by the diversity of the proposed answers. This is the very principle of a competition; we strive to give the best of ourselves, with the idea that all the answers formulated will modestly advance our common practice.

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Authors Thibault Sortes, Alexis Poumailloux
Country France

Honorable Mentions

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Ladeira

Country Belgium
Project name

Tasting Room of One Space

Authors Bin Jia, Jiangyan Luo
Country China
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Montage : Shot convey meaning in relation to other shot

Author Ju Seok Park
Country South Korea
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A Gentle Peruse

Authors Alejandro Saldarriaga, Isaac Tejeira
Country Colombia
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Terra D'Oiro

Author Elliot Lind
Country Australia
Project name

Passage - A Return to Land

Country United States

Shortlisted projects

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Terroir Wine House

Fernando Irizarry

Brian Torres

Marcos Ortiz

University of puerto rico

+126 points Buildner University Rankings!
Puerto Rico

Sunken Wine Room

Liam Mulheran

Michael Denyer

United Kingdom

The Wall

João Queiroga

Portugal

Agreste

Evin Johann

France

The Barrel

Erpinio Labrozzi

Italy

Terra D'Oiro

Elliot Lind

Australia

MONTE D´OIRO WINE TASTING ROOM

Paulo Seco

Portugal

Tasting Room of One Space

Bin Jia

Jiangyan Luo

China

Miradouro do Monte d’Oiro

Martin Flett

Neil Boyd

United Kingdom

The thirty-six steps

Liran Messer

Israel

Monte d'Oiro Wine Tasting Room

Mat Winter

Canada

Vale-un-Veil

Kevin hai Pham

Nick Reddon

United States

DANCING CIRCLES

Leon Zorraquin

Santiago Gilardi

Argentina

go with the flow

Julia Domanska

Ewa Kostecka

Germany

Passage - A Return to Land

Nicholas Brown

United States

EARTH

Mathilde Deschepper

Augustin Lefebvre

Trama sarl

France

Monte D'Oiro - Wine Tasting Room

Pedro Estrangeiro

Portugal

Ladeira

Barbara Mazza

Claudio Cortese

Belgium

«Life is good, but wine is better»

Thibault Sortes

Alexis Poumailloux

France

A ROOM

Francesco maria Fratini

Marco Padovani

Italy

GRAPE CLUSTER

Adriano Marín pérez

Andrés Caldero martín

Amac estudio

Spain

A passage to the vineyard

Belén Moreno Pedrejón

Oriana Álvarez Braiz

Luis Miguel De Jesús Dos Ramos

Spain

Spirit that is experienced

Anna Lange

Academy of fine arts in gdańsk

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Poland

Videira e a vista

Szymon Kulikowski

Szymon Kowalski

Gdansk university of technology

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Poland

Monte d'Oiro Wine Tasting Room

João Varela

Ana isabel Santos

Paulo Dias

Portugal

THE TASTING ROOM " ASSEMBLAGE "

Hiroyuki Katsuma

Réka Némedi-varga

Alexander Haritonov

Samoraphoom Kajonsri

Takenaka europe gmbh hungary branch

Hungary

Wine Tasting Room in Alenquer

Unha Park

Germany

Cinema

Jeff Jang

Canada

A Gentle Peruse

Alejandro Saldarriaga

Isaac Tejeira

Colombia

monte UNion

Chee yuen Choy

Hong Ahn

Ming tse Wang

Studio chong

Canada

le goût du terroir

Domininc Fohrer

Luisa Behrendt

Germany

House of Bacchus

Kenan Vatrenjak

Bosnia

Quinta do Monte d'Oiro Wine tasting Room

Pedro henrique Passos de macêdo

Universidade federal da bahia

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Brazil

Montage : Shot convey meaning in relation to other shot

Ju Seok Park

South Korea

RAISING EARTH

Vânia Leandro

France

Monte d'Oiro Wine Tasting Room

Ashley Lochhead

Australia

O Bom Lugar

Martino felice Cucurnia

Federico Repetto

Suzan Calizir

Italy

A Walk Through the Vineyard

Djordje Petkovic

New Zealand

Sensorial Experience

Yonatan Buchhandler

Valerio Nelli

United Kingdom

Sen - Room

Matias Castillo

Argentina