France, Châlons en Champagne

Architecture and Champagne

when 12 July 2019 - 24 July 2019
language French
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 450

A wish to imagine and build an architecture prototype within vines of champagne ?

Candidate yourself for the first summer school session “Architecture and Champagne”

Price : 450 euros (registration to universities + accommodation + meals).

Languages : French and English

3 EC are awarded on request.

Course leader

PIERRE-LOUIS FALOCI, Grand National Architecture Award 2018

Target group

Students of schools of European architecture.
Young architects.

Course aim

IMAGINE, BUILD AND INSTALL 1 WINE LODGE ON 1 PLOT, IN COLLABORATION WITH WINEMAKERS AND ARCHITECTS, HOMEWORKERS, ARTISANS ...

After 3 days of co-design of a lodge (hut of vine), from an order a winemaker, you build
a architectural object designed to enhance the wine landscape.

The challenge: understanding wine tourism issues and proposing contemporary solutions
in a UNESCO listed territory. In a summer and friendly atmosphere, live, think, create and
build together. The 12 days are punctuated by master classes, introductions to tasting, visits.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ON5Qh4WGnOo


+ Vineyard houses :
The vineyard houses, or huts, are modest constructions composed of one room only and are mostly used by winemakers to shelter, eat and rest. Appearing for the first time in the 16th century, they were developed at the end of the 19th century, only to be later abandoned in the early 20th century. Today they punctuate the Champagne vineyards and serve as landmarks. The vineyard houses are now scarcely used, although to some Champagne Houses they serve as a medium of communication. They can also be exploited during the harvest period. Even though the vineyard lodge is generally built with brick, chalk or stone, with a tiled or corrugated iron roof, it is sometimes reduced to its simplest expression; its primary role being to protect the winemakers from the weather.

Fee info

EUR 450: 450€ (510,46$) registration to the summer school Architecture and Champagne + accommodation, all inclusive.