French City Unveils Plans for Wine Centre

19 May 2011 (Last Updated May 19th, 2011 18:30)

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 sect

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.