HILL - LEO HILLINGER WINERY, JOIS / BURGENLAND
Team: Matthias Raiger, Klaus Rösel, Ernst Tschabuschnig, Robert Hammer, San-Hwan Lu
Client: Leo Hillinger
Area: 2.000 m²
Images: Rupert Steiner
As a whole, the Hillinger winery forms a symbiosis of landscape, viticulture, and architecture. For the architects, a particular appeal in dealing with the landscape arose from the winery’s special location, sensitive and also difficult, in the midst of the wine gardens of Jois, dug deep into the earth, covered with soil and vegetation.
Based on the earth cellars of cellar lanes from days gone by, the project makes special use of the underground climate. The cantilevered section with presentation area is intended as a widely visible subtle sign, which makes its appearance at night by means of a large illuminated window. Natural light is brought into the work place only by the eight north-facing diagonal pyramids over the large production hall.
Climate and temperature are crucial for the success of the wines. It is one of the world’s most acclaimed wineries.