Architects appointed for the Chablis and Mâcon sites

A key stage in the creation of the Cité des Vins et des Climats de Bourgogne has now been completed with the appointment of architects for the Mâcon and Chablis sites.

An analysis of the 69 applications in response to the call for tenders launched in March 2018 led to a shortlist of three candidates per site. These were then invited to submit their propositions and present them before a jury in July.

The selection process was completed with the appointment of two winners:

-       Atelier Correia Architectes & Associés for the Cité in Chablis

-       RBC Architecture and ACL Associés for the Cité in Mâcon

Both offered an ambitious and creative vision for the future Cité des Vins et des Climats de Bourgogne.

In Chablis, Atelier Correia Architectes & Associés is proposing a contemporary extension to the 12th-century cellars of the Abbey of Pontigny, to showcase this historic construction. Providing a link between past, present, and future, the site will also include a public space outside, which will incite visitors to walk around and explore the “Climats Trail”.

In Mâcon, RBC Architecture and ACL Associés will be working on the unity and visibility of the building thanks to a powerful external symbol, namely a screw from a wine press with curved shapes that will link the existing buildings.

In parallel, the process for selecting the scenographer for both projects is underway. The scenographer’s role will be to transpose our messages on the wines and Climats of the Bourgogne region into scenographic museum sequences. A single scenographer is key to ensuring coherent content, and they will be appointed mid-November, completing the project management team.