Le Dome Winery is located in Saint-Emilion, France. It is a medieval village situated near Bordeaux in the southwest of France. The site rests upon Unesco World Heritage-protected landscapes, which is why Foster + Partners designed the building to blend into its surroundings.
By minimizing its visual impact, the winery building preserves the historical topography of the region. The facility spans 40 meters and boasts a dome-shaped roof with a central 6-meter wide skylight. Natural light floods Le Dome's circular atrium, where visitors look down onto the wine production and storage spaces. Foster + Partners, an architectural firm, worked to grant visitors an insight into Le Dome's state-of-the-art wine-making process, as requested by Jonathan Maltus, the founder of Le Dome winery.
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