Located in the heart of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation, Château de Nalys is a historic winegrowing estate of around 100 hectares, including 77 hectares of vines, dating back to the end of the 16th century.
The flagship of the Guigal family for the southern part, this property, bought in 2017, has rare historic buildings lost in recent constructions of the 70s and 80s of mediocre quality.
The offices, the old cellars and a recent technical building are therefore to be integrated into a project including the construction of agricultural buildings intended to house the viticulture division of the estate, but also and above all a vinification and maturing cellar corresponding to the quality requirements sought by the technical teams of Château de Nalys and the Guigal family.
With a direct view of the famous Château de Papes as well as Mont Ventoux and the Dentelles de Montmirail, this site already enjoys an exceptional location and the architectural project implemented will have to ensure careful integration into the landscape while making the Château de Nalys a remarkable building, capable of standing the test of time, beyond any fashion or trend.
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embodying the values
of the Guigal Family
If the richness of Maison Guigal's identity results from the combination of strong values, it is the family spirit that predominates. The future project must embody this family philosophy in Châteauneuf-du-Pape while translating the prestige of its wines through an authentic and contextual architectural typology.
The objective of the Guigal family is to reveal the exceptional potential of the Nalys estate through two axes of transformation: the revaluation of the vineyard and the construction of a real production tool.
a sustainable building,
reflecting a long-term vision
The notions of heritage and transmission are essential for the Guigal family, whose wish is to leave to future generations an architectural heritage that is long-lasting, solid and adaptable.
The Nalys estate is an old vineyard, with an average age of fifty years. The planting of a vine today will have a production project in thirty years at the earliest. It is in this long time, imposed by the rhythm of nature, that the Guigal family wishes to inscribe its construction project. A building with a timeless character, in the image of the great wines it produces.
engage in a state-of-the-art environmental approach
The Guigal family's wish is to make the building as energy self-sufficient as possible. The estate targets temperature requirements very precisely and relies on architectural rather than technological principles.
For example, burying part of the programme will limit the use of technology and ensure consistency and inertia that will benefit the wine. Intelligent design will minimise energy costs and use the most energy-efficient technologies. On-site energy generating and saving devices are strongly encouraged, but must be integrated into the site.
How to register ?2
Finalize and send your application directly on the BAM app.
- 2 to 4 teams allowed to compete will be selected by the client based on their application file.
- Each team allowed to compete will receive financial compensation of €35,000 excl. vat for its participation in the competition.
- Registration is free of charge until November 4th, 2022 at 8:00 pm UTC+1.
- The registration fees will then be 80 euros excluding VAT.
- The deadline for registration is November 16th, 2022.
- The competition is open to all French or foreign architects authorized to practice in France.
- The integration to the team of partners with skills in structural engineering, fluid/thermal engineering, environmental quality, construction economics, is strongly recommended.
- For architectural agencies and/or consultants offices not based in France, partnerships with local agencies are strongly encouraged.
- For architectural firms of national or international renown, partnerships with young, up-and-coming firms will be encouraged.
November 21st, 2022 - registration deadline
February 23rd, 2023 - project submission deadline
March 3rd, 2022 - project presentation
studies & works
September 2023 - submission of the building permit file
December 2025 - delivery of works
The iXcampus project is part of a university development process for the area, orchestrated by the city and CY Cergy Paris Université, with the aim of welcoming 6,000 students, including those from Sciences Po Saint-Germain-en-Laye and the Lycées International et Horticole. By 2024, in addition to the outdoor facilities that will give the campus a real identity, and a 5,000sqm underground parking lot to accommodate all the vehicles on the site, iXcampus plans to build two new buildings and raise an existing building:
The Northern Building - 12,000sqm
Inserted between the recently renovated 1950s building to the south and the wooded area along the RN13 to the north, the 12,000sqm building will include 1,500sqm of incubator space, 4,000sqm of business incubator space, a 500sqm digital FabLab, 1,200sqm of restaurant space, and 4,500sqm of space dedicated to a higher education institution.
These different programmatic entities will have to interact with each other by eliminating their borders to optimize human interaction. The building must be the breeding ground for synergies between companies, startups and students. As such, it is essential that it be scalable and allow for the adaptation of spaces as the occupants change.
The Eastern building - 3,000sqm
Located on the eastern tip of the site, between the RN13 and Rue de la Croix de Fer, this building of approximately 3000m² will be delivered as a bare plateau and will be able to accommodate one or more higher education and research establishments. It will be designed to function independently and ensure a certain permeability with the campus.
The extensions - 1,000sqm
Building A, the former headquarters of the Ford company, was recently renovated and now houses a 4,000m² business incubator as well as classes for the CY tech university in Cergy. The two east and west wings of the building are to be raised in order to extend the capacity of the incubator and to create the offices of iXcampus.
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