WINE + ARCHITECTURE: Ticino mountain village Brontallo
by Stella Rados & Marion Arnemann
march 13, 2011
growthprocess of the village
status of village
student:Stella Rados, Marion Arnemann
from: Munich University of Technology (Technische Universität München)
professor: Chair for Spatial Arts and Lighting Design, Prof. Hannelore Deubzer
WINE + ARCHITECTURE - Ticino mountain village Brontallo.
At Brontallo, a farming village in Ticino, can exemplifies the problem of many small mountain villages to be studied in the Alps. Due to the lack of job opportunities, they suffer from brain drain and the associated vacancies. Add to this the difficult topography, remoteness with only poor infrastructure and lack of impulses. This design is intended to show that Brontallo can be reactivated by new interventions. A new attractor is designed to counter the vacancy. Here we can offer this attractor because of the in Brontallo rooted tradition at the vineyard. The new building of the winery, located on the local entrance of the typical stables, closed the urban clamp and limited as the church and the emigrants houses the village structure.
To give again a new impulse around the empty houses in the core of the village, causes by the resettlement of the old buildings to the new once on the nearby promontory, the wine school should be put in the midst of this area. The slope-edge by which the new vineyard orientates itself horizontally along stamps the draught, that consists of two clear and linear cubes. According to the today's standards of utilisation the new agricultural construction with discreet distance sets up to the former stables and the maximum nearness to the vineyards.
The wine school as a complementary counterpart to the vineyard, which is a condition for the new seminar house, is placed on the historically old original place. For the school was of emergencies that the volumetrik differ on account of the new nature of the appearance and the new function from Brontallo. With the place which is new formed in front of the school, Brontallo finds out something for the village unique and an additional quality, indeed a public space which is possible due to the topography only at few places. The school should offer for several groups places and rooms in which they can exchange themselves about the theory of the wine-growing and learn this. The new centre should emit after outside and serve as a cardiac pacemaker for Brontallo. The centre should develop a new own dynamism and the emptiness should thereby gradually filled by the new attraktor.