BORDEAUX’S FIVE MOST EXPENSIVE BUILDING PROJECTS
From JANE ANSON — WINE SEARCHER NEWS — Monday, 12-Aug-2013
An expensive cellar renovation is the must-have in Bordeaux.
Life is pretty busy for Triaud and fellow local architects Guy Tropes and Bernard Mazières right now. But there are plenty of international names who have been enticed to the Bordeaux vineyards, including Philippe Starck, Christian de Portzamparc, Michel Wilmotte, partners Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron, Jean Nouvel, Mario Botto, and Norman Foster.
If you are an architecture student, you’d be pretty smart to book a weekend break in Bordeaux for some field work.
« To be honest, there is no way we could have afforded to do this project without the cash flow provided by the 2009 and 2010 vintages, » Edouard Moueix admitted. » We were looking at a restoration of the limestone quarries under Château Belair-Monange in Saint-Émilion. Even with that, we will never recoup the cost of what we are doing without selling the estate, as we don’t want to do that, » added Moueix. « This is about investing for future generations of winemakers here — and for the future of Saint-Émilion. » (suite…)