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Rising above Emei,
the moon shines on the iron-blue sea,
Faithfully following men for 10,000 miles.
– Li Bai (701 AD – 762 AD)
项目影片 project video
远眺体验中心和酒厂工业区 view of experience center and distillery
For over a thousand years Mount Emei has persisted as one of the most deeply spiritual places in China and was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. The revered ground upon which our site sits has a rich history itself – through the centuries, this land was once an impressive monastery, the site of several historic battles, and a stopping point along many pilgrimage and trade routes. While any built remnants of the past no longer remain on site, its very emptiness is powerfully suggestive of all of its fabled memories. Three years ago, Neri&Hu won the design competition and took up the challenge of designing a distillery and home for Pernod Ricard's first whisky in China, an opportunity to create a timeless architecture that speaks to the core values of a visionary new brand as well as the material and cultural heritage it aspires to sustain.
餐厅的水景庭院，将峨眉山框景其内view of water courtyard framing Mount Emei
威士忌酒厂一面背山，三面环水。酒厂的设计理念体现了中国传统哲学中的二元性——流淌于自然的山水两重。山代表力量与永恒，水代表流动与改变。山与水相互对立，又互相依存，而正是二元性的“山水”构成了中国人的精神生活。Surrounded on three sides by a winding creek, and with the majestic Emei peak as a backdrop, the site for this project is an exemplification of the Chinese notion of the duality of natural elements which make up the world we live in. Shan-shui literally means 'mountain-water.' While shan represents strength and permanence, shui represents fluidity and transformation; they are two opposing yet complementary forces.
体验中心步道walkway around the experience center
在此哲学观念的基础上，威士忌酒厂的设计理念提出了如此立场：力量存在于谦逊与简单之中，存在于对于自然的尊重与深刻理解之中。在中国的传统山水画中，两种元素的融合往往能拓展出画幅的其他维度。In the spirit of this philosophy, the position of the proposal is to conceive a gesture whose very strength lies in its humbleness and simplicity, by its profound respect for nature. This paradigm is also manifested in the shan shui painting, one of the three genres of traditional Chinese painting, in which the integration of two elements leads to another dimension of the picturesque.
从接待大厅眺望体验中心main lobby overlooking experience center
正如山水画，建筑在许多方面也体现出二元性的巧妙平衡，酒厂的工业生产区域体现了如恩对中国传统建筑的现代诠释，而游客中心内的嵌入式几何元素，则是如恩对这片古老土地的致敬。The architecture itself manifests this balanced duality in many ways, with the industrial buildings as a modern interpretation of vernacular Chinese architecture, and the visitor buildings as elemental geometries grounded in the terrain.
工业区 view from distillery
威士忌酒厂设有三座工业生产建筑，呈长方形，坐落于酒厂北侧。屋顶线随自然坡势平缓下落，亦层层递减，与缓坡相互平行。建筑所采用的主要材料灵感源自所处的地理环境。峨眉山当地回收的黏土瓦片，后拼贴成建筑的斜屋顶，建立在现代混凝土柱梁结构之上，增添了谦逊而朴素的质感。Three long buildings housing the whisky production facilities are situated at the north side of the site; parallel in formation, they are tucked into the natural gentle slope of the land with gradually descending rooflines. In an interpretation of vernacular architecture, reclaimed clay tiles give a humble texture to the pitched roofs that rest upon a modern concrete post-and-beam structure.
体验中心入口entrance to experience center
平整土地过程中所产生的巨石，则被重新锻造为酒厂的石墙。该手法不仅体现了如恩对在地建筑的理解与诠释，亦表现了如恩对于建筑的思考：建筑在“破坏—循环—再创造”之间的无尽演变。The infill of rock walls is made from the very boulders extracted from the ground during site leveling, so that the cycle of destruction and recreation may continue in permanent evolution.
体验中心外立面partial view of experience center
与工业生产建筑的在地特征形成鲜明对比的是威士忌酒厂游客中心内所展现的嵌入式几何元素——圆与方，在中国传统哲学中代表天与地。远远看去，圆形建筑的整体掩映于地下，穹顶上方则微微露出地面。三个由砖块打造的同心环层层相叠，犹如小山峰，与峨眉山的轮廓相映成趣。In contrast to the vernacular roots of the industrial buildings, the two visitor experience buildings are built upon fundamental geometries: the circle and the square, which in Chinese philosophy represent heaven and earth, respectively.
体验中心内部 inside the experience center
上：品酒室 | 下：贵宾室up: tasting room | down: VIP lounge
The round tasting experience building is partially submerged in the ground, with five subterranean tasting rooms surrounding a domed courtyard that contains a cascading water feature in the middle. The upper part of the dome reveals itself out of the ground slightly; with three concentric brick rings perched atop, it subtly mirrors the silhouette of Mount Emei. This sculptural landform becomes an iconic presence that can be seen from every part of site, and meanwhile, acts as a culminating destination from which visitors can enjoy a full panoramic vista.
餐厅的水景庭院view of water courtyard in the restaurant
酒厂内的餐厅及酒吧则呈方形，下方延展至地下。两面悬挑，一角悬停在河岸之上。如恩将餐饮空间设计在整体建筑的外围，中心设有露天庭院，在获得更加开阔的视野的同时，通过框景手法将峨眉峰的景色引入其中。The square restaurant and bar building is located further down the topography, cantilevered on two sides with one corner hovering over the river bank. While the dining space is organized along the building's perimeter for open views, at the core an open-air courtyard is oriented to frame the Emei peak as a borrowed scene.
上：鸟瞰图 | 下：梯田景观 up: aerial view | down: terraced landscape
该项目不仅体现了建筑师对峨眉山自然资源的崇敬与赞美，同时体现了蕴藏于威士忌酿造、调制过程中的精致艺术，与中国传统工艺及材料运用之间的友好对话。混凝土、水泥和石材等材料，构成了建筑的基础色调，与场地环境相呼应。而木头与铜两种材质——橡木桶、铜制蒸馏壶等酿酒工艺中主要的生产工具，恰如其分地呼应了威士忌的酿造艺术。Besides a deep appreciation for the site's natural resources, the project is also an embodiment of the refined sense of artistry embedded in whisky-making and blending, which is in dialogue with traditional Chinese craftsmanship and knowledge of materials. A variety of concrete, cement, and stone mixtures form the base material palette, finding resonance in the strong mineral presence of the site. Accent materials are drawn from those used in whisky craft, such as the copper distillation pots to the aged oak casks.
体验中心内部 inside the experience center
二元性贯穿叠川麦芽威士忌酒厂的设计之中，如恩试图在建筑与景观、工业与游客体验、山与水之间达到巧妙的平衡。Throughout the project, Neri&Hu tries to embody the Chinese concept of the dichotomy of two elements that exist in opposition yet complement each other, and to strike a harmonious balance between architecture and landscape, between industry and visitor experience, between mountain and water.
山水两重间 | 叠川麦芽威士忌酒厂
设计团队：王峰，郭鹏，Josh Murphy，Fergus Davis，Alexandra Heijink，包海云，Yota Takaira，曾郁恩，Nicolas Fardet，生茵，Lili Cheng，黄惠子，洪明月，辛海鸥
体验设计：BRC Imagination Arts
Shan-shui: A Duality
The Chuan Malt Whisky Distillery
Location: Emeishan, Sichuan Province
Client: Pernod Ricard
Gross Area: 7,350sqm
Partners-in-charge: Lyndon Neri, Rossana Hu
Associate director-in-charge: Nellie Yang
Associate: Utsav Jain, Siyu Chen
Design team: Feng Wang, Guo Peng, Josh Murphy, Fergus Davis, Alexandra Heijink, Vivian Bao, Yota Takaira, Rosie Tseng, Nicolas Fardet, Yin Sheng, Lili Cheng, July Huang, Luna Hong, Haiou Xin
Photo and video: Chen Hao
Architecture design: Neri&Hu Design and Research Office
Interior design: Neri&Hu Design and Research Office
FF&E design: Design Republic
Landscape design: YIYU Design
Experience design: BRC Imagination Arts
Construction (architecture & landscape): Qi'an Group, Suzhou Hezhan
Construction (interior): K&H International