Interior architecture project that connects the experience of wine with the revival of a small city's center.
Destroyed and rebuilt throughout history, Mogilev, a small city in eastern Belarus, now struggles to consolidate with whatever is and isn't left from it's past, in hopes of building a better future for a fleeing population. Wine's is a gastro-bar that bets on the city's architectural legacy, it occupies the ground floor of one of the best preserved early soviet buildings in the city center. From it's past, the project inherits arched windows and heavy brick walls, a layer left exposed to reminisce the past and to witness the future. Layering, was the key operation of the design work, to create not just a space, but a place, from which the future may decide on what to keep or discard. This layering was done through the careful use of an extensive material palette. Raw (brick, metal), gray (concrete, plaster) and finished materials (paint, tile) represent the unsettled relationship of the city with its dwellers and history coming all together, into a set where olive greens and warm wood guide them through the experience of Wine without ever leaving the city center.