A farm reimagined as a landscape for wine tasting amidst light nuances
The Granja de Peralada, formerly an animal farm and machinery for cultivation, has been transformed into a place of experience, wine sales, and tasting. The space is composed of porticoed buildings that house the entrance, restaurant, and the shop, with a central garden of aromatic plants and a water mirror. The water mirror serves the purpose of cooling the interior temperature of the underground cellars while providing a picturesque view of the horizon and framing the Peralada landscape.
Light predominantly inhabits the interior spaces and emanates towards the exterior through carefully positioned openings, creating a nocturnal lighting composition characterized by chiaroscuro. This bathes the garden in a silent penumbra, accentuated by subtle variations in vegetation, while subtly illuminating the building facades with a line of light that delineates the water mirror. Three lighting typologies, employing high-color rendering LED technology with warm color temperatures, communicate the image of the Granja at night: ground-level lighting that uniformly illuminates the porticoed architectural geometry, zenithal light to emphasize the product and areas for dining and wine tasting, and discreet accents in the exterior vegetation. This lighting design contributes to the project’s achievement of LEED Gold sustainability certification.