Wiroa Station Wine Cellar

Wiroa Station is the name of the minimal wine cellar built by MAP Architects in the Bay of Islands in New Zealand. The simplicity of the building has been dictated by the astounding backdrop of the scenery.

Restricted to 25m2 due to local planning regulations, the wine cellar features a beautiful interplay between coolness of concrete and warmth of natural wood. The wine bottles, displayed through the holes in the focal wall, make an exquisite statement.

I love how the subtlety of the interior sets the stage for the vista of the ocean. Thanks to this reserved and laconic design the enjoyment of the environment and the enjoyment of wine tasting can come together and transcend into one harmonious moment.