Di Sipio Winery

Location: Ripa Teatina
Designer: Rocco Valentini, engineer architect
Project: Di Sipio winery
Client: Azienda "Nicola Di Sipio" Ripa Teatina, Italia
Design Year : 2014
Photo: Rocco Valentini
The Di Sipio winery in Ripa Teatina, Abruzzo, near the Adriatic sea. is inserted in a large wine estate and it’s integrated with the pre-existing Seventeenth Century’s villa and the natural landscape.

The Di Sipio winery in Ripa Teatina, Abruzzo, near the Adriatic sea. is inserted in a large wine estate and it’s integrated with the pre-existing Seventeenth Century’s villa and the natural landscape. The designers choose a structure completely underground respect to the floor of the ancient house, to take advantage of the stable temperatures, so the roof became the villa’s garden. Materials and forms are linked to the tradition of the territory: arches made of bricks embrace the two levels underground, sand stones, steel, Corten steel, and finally large glazed surfaces allowed the landscape to enter inside. The Tasting Room is dominated by the texture of the CorTen ceiling slabs, the effects of light, shade and color evoke the image of plowed fields. As for interiors also the outdoor furniture (most made by Corten steel) are realizied by design project.
The last building in 2015 a hall Corten steel structure and glass, to access the underground cellar and the palace dungeons. The structure is integrated chromatic colors of the sandstone and old bricks of the ancient palace and the church. The structure of the Winery is made by three building wraps, that getting lighter outside to inside: stones, design the external spaces, bricks define the external envelope of the winery and glass the internal one; but every layer sinuously move to connect the spaces with the landscape.

By Rocco Valentini


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