The building permit for the Cité des Vins & des Climats de Bourgogne in Beaune was issued on November 24 at the City of Beaune.
This new step is a great satisfaction for the project teams who have been working for several months to design and build this emblematic building which will notably host the next Center for the Interpretation of Climates in the Burgundy Vineyard.
Located at the Portes de Beaune, and designed by Emmanuelle Andreani, architect (SIZ’-IX agency). The architectural design will symbolize by its curves the tendril of the vine, which winds firmly around the trellis wire. The “tendril” will be anchored to the ground by a dry-stone wall then will rise towards the panoramic belvedere terrace 24 meters high to appreciate a 360 ° landscape.
The Cité des vins et des Climats de Bourgogne in Beaune will be located in the heart of the city’s new Biodivercity®-labeled urban and landscaping district, just a stone’s throw from the Palais des Congrès. Modern, ecological, and distinctly human, it will feature an upscale hotel, restaurants, a luxury wine-focused shopping mall, an events hall, and a large landscaped park.
The ground floor of the Cité, covering 1,100m2, will be solely dedicated to the discovery of the wines and Climats of Bourgogne.
Visitors will be able to explore exhibits organized according to three major themes, with an estimated visitor time of 90 minutes:
– The Bourgogne region’s history, soil, territories, etc.
– The plots and Climats; this unique model for terroir viticulture
– The grapes and the wine; single varietals, vinification, barrel making, aromas, and tasting
The Cité in Beaune will help promote the Climats of the Bourgogne region, inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. As such, it will be the center for discovering the Climats of Bourgogne, which will have a dedicated space within the visitor trail. The uniqueness of the exhibition lies in establishing the right balance between scenography, museography, and a pleasing visitor experience.
The preparatory work will begin at the end of 2020, with an official start at the end of January 2021.