Conversion of the wine press 'Auf Brunnen'

Kilchberg, 2018

The Auf Brunnen settlement of historical buildings is located above the edge of a slope in Kilchberg and has retained its rural identity to this day. The oldest building in the ensemble is the Trotte, the wine-press house built in the eighteenth century. With its annexes – the residential part from the nineteenth century and the new replaced volume – the building appears like a conglomerate of different architectures. The Trotte was converted into a multi-purpose room, while the two annexes were repurposed for the use of quiet businesses.

All architecturally valuable interiors are either preserved in their original state or restored to their original dimensions. In the Trotte, all later additions were removed. This restores the room to its original spatial character and identity. The relief of the new wall panelling made of acoustic boards traces the subjacent half-timber façade.

The interior work refers to its original use for viticulture. The wicker balustrade of the gallery refers to the old woven dossers used for harvesting grape. The lamps are reminiscent of wine and decanting glasses and wine-red surfaces enhance the lavatories.