NINGXIA WINERY
Yinchuan, Ningxia Province, China

Project
Winery Masterplan, Landscape, Guest Residences, and Interiors

Client
Confidential

Size
5,000 sqm / 54,000 sqft Winery
630 sqm / 6,800 sqft Guest Residences
67,000 sqm / 720,000 sqft Landscape

Collaborators
Yinchuan City Design & Research Institute of Planning and Architectural Co. Ltd., Arup

 The vineyard and building site is located between the Helan Mountain range to the West and a large water reservoir to the East. The main winery building was designed as a simple bar - a distinct geometric bar building in a flat open desert landscape. The landscape for the project consists of large garden areas and is designed to integrate native desert species with select exotics and medicinals while conserving and reusing rainwater for irrigation. The staff residences are designed to frame a work and recreation courtyard fronted by  series of guest villas that playfully shift in and out to create privacy and variation. Large light scoops face south and draw in sunlight in the cold winter months while shading the interior spaces during the hot summer months.

The vineyard and building site is located between the Helan Mountain range to the West and a large water reservoir to the East. The main winery building was designed as a simple bar - a distinct geometric bar building in a flat open desert landscape. The landscape for the project consists of large garden areas and is designed to integrate native desert species with select exotics and medicinals while conserving and reusing rainwater for irrigation. The staff residences are designed to frame a work and recreation courtyard fronted by  series of guest villas that playfully shift in and out to create privacy and variation. Large light scoops face south and draw in sunlight in the cold winter months while shading the interior spaces during the hot summer months.

 Ningxia Province is located in Northern China, on the border of Inner Mongolia with the Gobi Desert. With an arid climate, rocky granite soils and the proximity of the yellow river it has become the fastest growing wine making region China. The Yellow River feeds the growing vinicultural region and the green band pictured above is a landscape defense system and the frontline of protection against the sandstorms affecting Beijing's air quality. The sands of the Gobi Desert are clearly visible in the west (left side of this satellite image)  

Ningxia Province is located in Northern China, on the border of Inner Mongolia with the Gobi Desert. With an arid climate, rocky granite soils and the proximity of the yellow river it has become the fastest growing wine making region China. The Yellow River feeds the growing vinicultural region and the green band pictured above is a landscape defense system and the frontline of protection against the sandstorms affecting Beijing's air quality. The sands of the Gobi Desert are clearly visible in the west (left side of this satellite image)  

 Overall site plan of vineyard and winery complex adjacent to the regional water reservoir.

Overall site plan of vineyard and winery complex adjacent to the regional water reservoir.

 Overall Site Plan

Overall Site Plan

 Aerial of Guest Residences

Aerial of Guest Residences

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 Guest Residence

Guest Residence

 Guest Residence Interior

Guest Residence Interior

 Guest Residences Under Construction

Guest Residences Under Construction

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