Adega Mayor - Campo Maior

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Adega Mayor's position in the landscape creates the sensation of a place that has always existed, a place that is recognisable to the memory and to the sphere of perception like a déjà-vu. The rolling landscape gets hold of the building and the white parallelepiped with contemporary lines prevent us from confusing it with the landscape, but it is probably its ability to create plans and strong poetic relationships that lead us to think about its existential or esoteric capacities. In fact, the building has a very pragmatic set-up and a very clear approach to the programme. The sun, the white planes, the silence, the texture of the golden fields are all part of this functionalist pragmatism that takes us on metaphysical hallucinations and digressions. There is enough metaphysics in thinking about nothing, Alberto Caeiro, in O Guardador de Rebanhos, Poem V, heteronym of Fernando Pessoa.  
Author
Álvaro Siza  
Address
Herdade das Argamassas
Campo Maior  
Email
geral@adegamayor.pt visitas@adegamayor.pt  
Site
Phone
+ 351 268 699 440  
Timetable
Visits subject to prior booking  
Location
39º 02.513' N , 7º 05.906' W
Architecture
photography: FG + SG Fotografia de Arquitetura