Don’t Drink And Look! Mauro Turin Creates Cliffhanging Wine Museum in Switzerland
November 14, 2012
If there is anything that should not be mixed with wine it’s standing on a cliff. But that hasn’t stopped Mauro Turin from placing his museum devoted to the drink on top of one! The Wine Museum, a celebration of Switzerland’s Lavaux wine region, includes a glass plank that juts out over the cliffs above Lake Geneva. (You’ve got to admit, the view will be stunning!) Why not just build a beautiful wine center safely on the ground, you ask? Lavaux is one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites, and under cantonal law its vineyards are completely protected from development. Read more!
Inspired by traditional vineyard terraces, the glass building floats above the cascading hills, safely exposing visitors to panoramic views of the famous region. Lavaux’s tourism numbers have been slipping recently, and part of Turin’s mission is to create something that will attract visitors from all over the world. Turin hopes the museum “offers a walk in the air, allowing an unforgettable experience of Lavaux, Lake Geneva and the Alps could be the answer.”
Images: courtesy of Mauro Turin