FX Awards 2015: The winners

Museum or Exhibition Space

Winner: Yu Geng Shan Wine Museum

by Godolphin


Image credi: Rob Cleary Photo

Category sponsored by Kronospan

The Yu Geng Shan Wine Museum is located in a Cold War Bunker 20m underground. The aim for this project was to create a wine culture experience that was both educational and experiential. The journey of the visitor through the museum is meant to emulate that of a fine bottle of wine, from planting, harvesting and ageing to tasting - adding another dimension to the wine-purchasing experience.

The materials on site served as inspiration for much of the design. The initial construction to the existing bunker exposed beautiful granite rock on the other side of the cemented bunker walls. After a challenging process it became possible to open portions of the walls to the exposed granite, while also using the quarried rock from the site as the primary construction material. This allowed for 75 per cent of recycled materials on site to be used in the finished product.

The judges said:

'An example of limited space well used and instinctively constructed with clear material references to the subject matter. An ideal place to sample wines and let your imagination work.'

Finalists & judges' comments

Outdoor Museum Helensburgh by WAVE particle in partnership with Austin Smith Lord
'Love the twist; there should be more outdoor museums'

Engaging Spaces, Retail Design Expo 2015 by Dalziel and Pow
'Fun and interactive way of introducing the client to a business'

The Sleeperie by Draisci Studio + Hassell
'Stimulates debate and offers solution

Guachimontones Inflatable Museum by Estudio 3.14
'Inflatable building - inspired way of getting to many children'

"Yuan" Exhibition Hall by Huadizu Design Co, Guangzhou
'Purist and beautifully considered'

Micropia by Kossmann.dejong
'Clever and stimulating exhibition'

Lively Table by Migliore + Servetto Architects
'Dramatic use of colour and shape'

Lotus Square Art Center by Taiwan DaE International Design Career
'Fantastically engaging

Domunder, archaeological experience under the Domplein Square by Tinker Imagineers
'A sensorial adventure'

Liu's Home by Very Space International
'Gives the illusion of being in a private home'


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