Brewery in Platanias
In the borders of the settlement “Zounaki”, in a green landscape and next to a river, a project for the construction of a brewery is realised. The challenge was that the construction of a contemporary unit had to be combined with an existing old building made of stone, which we decided to preserve and reform. The new two storey metal building with a total surface of 600 m² is added to the old one. This building is designed in order to incorporate all the installations and equipment, the storage of the feedstock and the final product and to also be open to visitors.
Some of the basic principles that we had in mind during the realisation of the design were the axes of orientation, the conditions of the natural landscape, the reassurance of proper ventilation, light and humidity control of the space, the internal connection of the spaces, as well as the horizontal and vertical circulation. The bearing structure of the building is metallic and the covering of the walls is from aluminium panels with double insulation made of foamy ecological materials. The abovementioned parameters, combined with the use of ecological materials create a sustainable and environmental friendly building. The new building intensely emerges from the landscape through the use of red colour that gives identity to the function of the space.