The city of Bordeaux in France has unveiled designs of a wine centre scheduled for construction in 2013.
The building will be designed by Parisian architects X-Tu in collaboration with London-based Casson Mann.
The 10,000m² building will feature a three-tiered main section and a tower topped by a viewing platform.
The centre will feature a skeleton made of wood covered with two layers of glass and an upper level covered with photovoltaic panels.
The centre’s total cost is €55m.
Construction is expected to begin in early 2013 with completion scheduled for 2014, reports decanter.com.