MATHIEU HOWARD
Pavilion at Grange Park






Martin Road Estate Winery is a curved structure integrated into the landscape of the site located at the entry to the Niaga¬ra-on-The-Lake region. The design intent of this project was too create a landmark which uses gravity within the wine-making process. A certain importance was dedicated to the form and program of the structure and their integration with the site. The sectional properties of the scheme portray how gravity is used in the wine making process. The winery’s roofline gives the im¬pression that it is imbedded into the earth; furthermore, adding to its integration into the site. The large ramp located on the North-East of the building allows for the grapes to be transported with ease to the exterior crush pad located on the upper level.
The grape juices flow down tubes to the fermentation cellar, where the wine is brewed in stainless steel tanks. The wine is then directed to the lowest level to the barrel cellar for aging. The progress through the wine-making process for visitors and tour¬ists triggers sensory aspects such as changes in light, smells and views. Situated at the gateway of the Niagara-on-The-Lake wine country, the structure is a lantern marking entrance to Canada’s top wine producing region. The patina of the weathered Corten steel cladding juxtaposes the textured industrial building with the soft landscape of the site within which it is located.