Wine Museum in Lavaux by
Mauro Turin Architectes

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Swiss studio Mauro Turin Architectes wants to celebrate the history of the Lavaux wine-making region in Switzerland by cantilevering a museum from the side of a mountain (+ slideshow).

Wine Museum in Lavaux by Mauro Turin Architectes

Architect Mauro Turin initially came up with the designs as an imaginary project for a page in Swiss design magazine Hochparterre. "The space is given to architects for a dream of something that could be interesting, or could reveal some parts of an area or idea," said Turin's collaborator Martine Laprise.

Wine Museum in Lavaux by Mauro Turin Architectes

Turin chose to design a wine museum dedicated to the historic vineyard terraces, which date back to the eleventh century and step down the side of the landscape to meet Lake Geneva on the western border of the country.

Wine Museum in Lavaux by Mauro Turin Architectes

The architect explains how he wanted to create something that would not only tell the story of the World Heritage Site, but also create a landmark that would attract tourists from all around the world. A museum that "offers a walk in the air, allowing an unforgettable experience of Lavaux, Lake Geneva and the Alps could be the answer," he says.

Wine Museum in Lavaux by Mauro Turin Architectes

After capturing the attention of the local press and politicians, the architects are now in discussions to develop the building for construction.

Wine Museum in Lavaux by Mauro Turin Architectes

Other extreme cantilevers on Dezeen include a glass viewing platform over a glacial valley in Canada and a ski jump in Norway.

Wine Museum in Lavaux by Mauro Turin Architectes

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  • Colonel Pancake

    What is this? A cantilever for ants?! It needs to be two times longer.

  • Jay

    Nice. Although I really see a narwhal.

  • http://www.zazous.co.uk Zazous

    Would make a great Bond villain house – can visualise the fight scene while hanging underneath it! Very cool.

  • Vasco

    Please stop cantilevering everything everywhere – it's not funny anymore.

    • Chris

      People might downgrade you for this but I totally agree. Sick of cantilevering. You can create spaces just as effective and beautiful without adding on the huge construction costs associated with cantilevered structures. It’s been done before, we don’t need re-confirmation of it.

  • MMM

    Nice renders, but I am afraid that the actual build building will look bit more massive and not that nicely transparent.

    • blah

      OMGZ! You mean the renders look nothing like the actual building will in reality?! I’m surprised an architect would do this, we must stop this deception!

  • John

    Where is the quality in this space?

  • Johnnie Walker

    Again another cantilever. Seems like out of ideas.

  • Jonathan Davies

    Lots of wine, a big lake and an oversized diving board. Sounds dangerous.

  • buuuuuf

    They were already drunk.

  • Ralph Kent

    “The architect explains how he wanted to create something…. allowing an unforgettable experience of Lavaux, Lake Geneva and the Alps could be the answer”.

    Because, of course, going to this picturesque part of Switzerland and looking at Lake Geneva with the view of Mont Blanc in the background is just so tedious. We need to RAMP THINGS UP A BIT, don’t we, to make them memorable?