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Delaire Graff Estate

Delaire Graff Estate includes 7000 m² of buildings that include a winery, tasting room and restaurant. These three buildings are defined separately on the site though connected by a stone wall that forms a spine that runs along the length of the site. The winery is tucked away behind the stone wall and the tasting and restaurant buildings sit in front. The breaking down of the bulk of the building into three separate forms creates a sense of intimacy and a human scale.

The design of each of building is articulated according to its function, connection to the greater site, and its relationship to the other buildings and the spine wall. They are tied together using common materials and architectural elements to form a cohesive whole. The circulation and service spaces for the building are defined as stitching elements between the three core buildings. An outside entrance courtyard and a large foyer create a dynamic arrival experience.

  • Client Laurence Graff Wines
  • Location Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • Year 2009
  • Area 7000 m²
  • Status Built
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