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Brilliant facade for a winery in france

Project name: Château La Dominique
Place: Saint-Émilion
Architecture/design: Ateliers Jean Nouvel
Special features: Innovative glaze technique with high brilliance and depth; challenging development of the facade and its substructure; special packaging and logistics concept for error-free onsite assembly by external contractors.

The Château La Dominique winery in the French municipality of Saint-Émilion near Bordeaux received an extraordinary facade with a brilliant sheen, designed by architect Jean Nouvel. Each of the 860 stainless steel sheets is 3 meters long and 35 centimeters high. The high-gloss, transparent glaze in six different shades of red creates an extremely elegant appearance with unusual depth, since the color of the facade seems to change depending on the light.

Flawless facade—thanks to the Arnold bonding engineers

Each tier of the facade of Château La Dominique sits at an angle of three degrees to its adjacent tier, resulting in a concave surface. The tiers of the facade create a concave surface

Each tier of the facade sits at an angle of three degrees to its adjacent tier, resulting in a concave surface. A specially developed substructure allowed each facade element to be installed in its predefined position at the precise angle necessary. Thanks to the expertise of Arnold’s bonding engineers, assembly hooks could be glued in place to eliminate the need for visible mounting brackets.

Learn more about this intriguing project in the article "Fernwirkung: Weingut Château La Dominique von Jean Nouvel" on www.detail.de.

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