• Cedar Creek Tasting Center and Winery

Cedar Creek Winery, also known as Martin’s Lane Winery: Okanagan winery integrated into the hillside

Location: Lake Okanogan, BC   |   Architects: Olson Kundig, Meiklejohn, Arcanum Architecture |   Builder: Team Construction Management
Awards: 2021 AIA National Honor Award – Architecture,
2017 AIA Northwest and Pacific Region Honor Awards, Citation Award, Chicago Anthenaeum, American Architecture Award
2016 AIA Seattle Honor Awards, Honor Award

Situated on the hills above Lake Okanagan, this winery was designed to interact with two key physical elements: the topography of the land and the flow of gravity, which is vital to the winemaking process.

The entire rectangular structure is made up of two sections that are fractured down the middle: the production side of the building follows the gentle slope of the hillside, while the visitor side is oriented to the horizon and offers panoramic views of both the vineyards beside and the lake below.

Oversized glass and vast pivot doors are utilized throughout the 34,800 square feet of the building, bringing together office, laboratory and manufacturing areas with visitor walkways, tasting room and dining room. As occupants explore the interior spaces, they are simultaneously offered intimate glimpses of the winemaking process as well as stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

Artisan steel fenestration is in active conversation with interior details such as perforated steel walls, a spiral steel staircase, stainless steel equipment, and concrete tunnels. Expansive glazing, especially in the tasting room and dining room, allow the visitor to experience the magic of the setting

The carefully designed and specified windows cooperate with the topographical placement of the building to offer natural ventilation, day-lighting, and passive cooling that provide a 10% reduction in energy use. Artificial air conditioning is avoided in favor of harnessing cool breezes from the lake, which are funneled through the interior spaces, providing stable temperatures and humidity for the scrupulous storage of wine barrels.

Cedar Creek Winery Tasting Room Doors & Windows
With such a significant proportion of the envelope being glass, detailed investigation of glass types, coatings and composition took place at the early design phase to ensure maximum visual clarity wile meeting rigorous thermal performance requirements.

Famous for both its wine and its architecture, the Cedar Creek Winery draws visitors from around the globe and invites them to experience the vitality of the setting.

“The building is split into two parts, with one part literally following the land, and the other part following the horizon line. My favorite element of the project is the magic that happens when these two parts of the building come together.”

Tom Kundig, FAIA, RIBA, Design Principal, Olson Kundig Architects

Publications

2019
Architizer: The World’s Best Architecture. London: Phaidon, Feb 2019, 16. Print.
Arnan, Julie, Kurtis Kolt and Kerry Newberry. “The Cork Dork’s Bucket List: 9 Wineries to Visit Before You Die.” Sip Northwest, Cover, 67, Spring 2019. Print.
Arnan, Julie, Kurtis Kolt and Kerry Newberry. “The Cork Dork’s Bucket List: 9 Wineries to Visit Before You Die.” Sip Northwest. Web.
Dara, Jillian. “The Vintage.” Hemipsheres, May 2019, 28. Print.
Hernández, Diego. “2019 ArchDaily Building of the Year Awards: The Finalists.” ArchDaily, 5 Mar. 2019. Web.
Zamboni, Agnes. “Architectural Winery.” Villas, September 2019, 92-97. Print.

2018
Castro, Fernanda. “The Best Architectural Drawings of 2018.” ArchDaily, 26 Dec. 2018. Web.
Castro, Fernanda. “The Best Architectural Drawings of 2018.” Architecture, 26 Dec. 2018. Web.
“Game Changer.” Western Living, June 2018, 66-67. Print.
Griffiths, Alyn. “Massive stone blocks form walls of Provence winery.” Dezeen, 3 Nov. 2018. Web.
Janzen, Emma. “Inside Look: Martin’s Lane Winery, British Columbia.” Imbibe, 5 Feb. 2018. Web.
Lewis, Tomos. “Phoenix in the Valley.” Monocle, 20-26 Dec. 2018, 1, 32-33. Print.
“Martin’s Lane Winery.” Hinge, Oct. 2018, 20-23. Print.
“Martin’s Lane Winery / Olson Kundig.” ArchDaily, 2 July 2018. Web.
McLennan, Neal. “This New Okanagan Winery Gives Napa a Run for Its Money.” Western Living, 11 June 2018. Web.
Mulligen, Daenna Van. ” Every Step of the Way.” Montecristo, Summer 2018, 24. Print.
Mulligen, Daenna Van. ” Martin’s Lane Winery.” Montecristo, 30 July 2018. Web.
Sardar, Zahid. “Field of Dreams.” Spaces Magazine, Summer/Fall 2018, 48-52. Print.
Sardar, Zahid. “Field of Dreams.” Spaces Magazine, 1 July 2018. Web.
Sasvari, Joanne. “Wine by design.” Vitis Magazine, 28 Sept. 2018. Web.
Sasvari, Joanne. “Wine by design.” Vitis Magazine, Fall/Winter 2018, 4, 22-25. Print.
Theren, Ida. “Winemaking through gravity at Martin’s Lane.” Cool Hunting, 23 Nov. 2018. Web.
Tobler, Jim. “Building a Legacy.” Absolute Okanagan, Oct. 2018, 56, 58, 60. Print.
Tobler, Jim. “Building a Legacy.” Absolute Okanagan, 25 Sept. 2018. Web.
Welton, J. Michael. “Shelter.” Ocean Home Magazine, April 2018, 16-18, 20, 22, 24. Print.
Welton, J. Michael. “Tastemaker.” Ocean Home Magazine, 1 April 2018. Web. 

2017
“79 project honoured at the 2017 American Architecture Awards.” Architecture and Design, 20 April 2017. Web.
Calvet, Stephanie. “Topography, gravity and a Corten-clad design by Tom Kundig at an award-winning new winery.” Wallpaper*, 6 June 2017. Web.
Gismondi, Anthony. “Anthony Gismondi: Martin’s Lane another impressive spoke in next Okanagan wheel.” The Vancouver Sun, 25 Aug. 2017. Web.
McKnight, Jenna. “Olson Kundig embeds gravity-flow winery into British Columbia hillside.” Dezeen, 10 Oct. 2017. Web.
Santos, Sabrina. “2017年美国建筑奖获奖者公布.” ArchDaily China, 23 April 2017. Web.
The Okanagan’s 8 Most Stunning Wineries.” Vancouver Magazine, 12 Jan. 2017. Web.
UW Station, winery among the NW winners of 2017 architecture awards.” Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, 6 April 2017. Print.
UW Station, winery among the NW winners of 2017 architecture awards.” Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, 6 April 2017. Web.

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