Saturday, 19 May 2018

Major architectural award for d'Arenberg's Cube

d’Arenberg winery has won a major architecture award just six months after opening its futuristic The Cube in December last year. 

The McLaren Vale winery was awarded a 2018 Good Design Award for its 15 million Rubix-inspired glass cube, installed in the middle of its vineyards.
 

The d’Arenberg Cube is glass-encased steel and concrete structure that sits five storeys high, surrounded by vines, with its design inspired somewhat by a Rubix cube, with rotated “modules” that give the illusion of floating above the ground floor entrance.

The Cube houses public and private tasting rooms, several bars, a restaurant and an art gallery, with the cellar door open seven days a week. A restaurant (below. which includes a 3D food ‘printer’ as part of its equipment) serves lunch from Thursday to Sunday (there is also the longstanding Verandah restaurant at the winery).
 

The restaurant is run by a South African husband-and-wife team, Brendan Wessels and Lindsay Dürr, while a rooftop bar provides panoramic views over McLaren Vale, the Willunga Hills and the Gulf of St Vincent.

The project was awarded for Architectural Design at The Good Design Awards, held at Sydney Opera House.

“This installation has captured attention and driven a massive increase in visitor numbers," the jury commented. "The jury applauds this innovative project.” 

The annual Good Design Awards is Australia’s most prestigious Awards for design and innovation, and dates back to 1958, with this being its 60th year. Winners of the Good Design Awards will be showcased to the general public during Vivid Sydney, the world’s biggest festival of light, music and ideas in Sydney later this month. 

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