Wine tourism forces château owners from France to renew the facilities. After the renovations at the Château La Dominique (Saint-Emilion) and the Château La Coste (Provence) conducted by French architect Jean Nouvel, another Château announced a scale architectural project to appeal gourmet and wine travellers.
Designer Philippe Starck and architect Luc Arsène-Henry design a new storehouse for Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion, a Bordeaux wine estate located in the AOC Pessac-Léognan within the region of Graves (France). The only château and winery located within the city of Bordeaux itself will have a 2,000 square meter structure from reinforced concrete, glass and metal, that calls to mind the hull of an overturned ship.
The new multi-purpose storehouse the prestigious Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion will include four levels: an underground cellar with the ideal and constant temperature for wine conservation, tasting rooms, and a terrace with a panoramic view over the estate producing a red grand vin named Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion and the second red wine called Le Clos des Carmes.