They didn't ask us to design a winery, even a building. We had to cover (it was assumed that it should be made with tile) a rectangular area of 20x30 meters to accommodate a bottles room, bottling, storing and offices; the industrial engineer who had executed the rest of the buildings (winemaking gable and livestock below ground) had left prepared containment perimeter walls.

We believed that the solution should not hinder the view over the Canal de Castilla and the rooftops of Valladolid. The prestressed flat plates covered a 15 meters span and appear as a platform for such views and the small office building perched on her side, limits them.

The wooden tables of the overhanging terrace outdoors is an ideal place to enjoy these views as an extension of the tasting room from which one enters the place. Its pergola, their cables and their vines (a plantation in a trellis floating and in a changed scale) are now the main facade of the winery, its advertisement.

The current plot of the building was occupied in the past by a tennis court. The videos of "Superocho" 35 years ago, collect the images in black and white with children, today owners of the winery, playing in it.

Projecting a tennis court on the roof of the building it seemed a coherent solution to enjoy those distances, with memories, but above all, linking the world of wine to leisure and sport. "La Legua" is not just a farm, it is a place of leisure, family gathering, walking, sitting, ...

Materials: Tennisquic, mortar monolayer with the same red arid.



Architects: Jose Maria de Lapuerta, Carlos Asensio

Promoter: Bodegas Emeterio Fernández

Construction: Construcciones Casado

Surface: 950 m2

Dates. Project: 2000 Construction: 2000-2001

Team: Paloma Campo. Architect / Francisco Gil Ortega. Architect. / Fernando Lozano. Draftsman. / Juan Francisco Robles. Quantity surveyor / Juan Carlos Salva, Structure.

De Lapuerta y Campo | Calle Vicente Gaceo, 19, 28029 Madrid, Spain | Phone: +34 917 339 265 |