Situated in the Stellenbosch region of South Africa, the Quion Rock Wine Estate is located near the Simonsberg mountain range and in a landscape characterised by striking red soils.
In 2018, a renovation undertaken by architect Dr Yuliya Gaiduk included an overhaul of the existing Manor Guest House and, more dramatically, a complete transformation of the existing winery and its adjacent warehouse, now the venue hall.
The inspiration was to seamlessly bring the spectacular exterior landscape into the estate’s interior spaces, creating what can only be regarded as one of the most unique venues in the Stellenbosch area.
The large former warehouse of the estate has been renovated into the Venue Hall, an airy light-filled events space capable of welcoming up to 200 guests. To achieve this, brick walls were replaced with a soaring aluminium system by Reynaers Aluminium, which allows the picturesque natural surroundings to be drawn indoors.
Drawing landscape into interior spaces is certainly one of the most dramatic elements of this transformation. The spectacular floor to ceiling aluminium system within the Venue Hall comes as a result of a collaboration between Architect, Reynaers Aluminium and JBC Aluminium Company.
The official representative of the region for Reynaers Aluminium, JBC Aluminium had a longstanding relationship project manager Stephan Badenhorst, having worked together on previous projects. All parties worked together in a strong trust relationship to ensure a high-quality product was delivered.
Reynaers Aluminium products used in the Venue Hall are CF 77 folding doors and CS 68 windows. The strength and robustness of the chosen systems were needed to achieve the heights of the openings in this project, making it possible to open up the space completely.
Further, the expansive glazing reflects not only the landscape but the sky as well. Seeing the moving clouds and rustling leaves in the glazing makes the structure come to life and shows it is integrated with its surroundings.
Every single component chosen for this project was selected to portray quality, luxury, and to allow the spectacular natural surroundings to be celebrated.
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