WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON
Waters Winery is clad in masonry and rusted corrugated steel panels, with a steeply pitched roof, exposed wood and steel trusses and 16 foot walls. Views of grassy fields and the Blue Mountains in the distance complement the barn-like design. With sustainability in mind, a large skylight in the barrel and fermentation areas creates day-lit working spaces, reducing the use of electricity. Barrel rooms requiring constant temperature levels are contained in masonry walls and placed on the north side of the building, where temperature changes will be kept to a minimum. This design saves energy with day-lighting, reduces the need for heating and cooling, and minimizes evaporation of wine from the barrels.