“We wanted to build something that was worthy of the site,” said Skinner. “Previously, we reinforced the message in the community that we were all about the wine. We wanted to honor consumers and the Painted Rock community. … We chose a contemporary building design – but one that seems in place.”
Skinner has described the view from the new tasting room – which is situated atop a picturesque bluff overlooking the vineyards and Skaha Lake with vistas of nearby mountains – as “one of the most beautiful views in the world.”
Dominic Unsworth, architectural designer, Fallowfield Design + Development, of Kaleden, British Columbia, in association with Penticton-based Robert Mackenzie Architect Inc., created a sleekly contemporary building design for the Painted Rock Estate Winery Tasting Room that makes the most of the natural view while honoring the brand’s upscale marketing approach.
Cladding this contemporary building design is a total of 2,400 square feet of modern Alucobond® aluminum composite material (ACM) in the 4mm thickness, including 1,800 square feet of Alucobond® in the Seafoam Metallic color and 600 square feet of Alucobond® naturAL in the Reflect finish.
The Alucobond® panels were fabricated by Keith Panel Systems Co. Ltd. (KPS), of Vancouver, British Columbia, and installed by Laing Roofing Ltd., of Kelowna, British Columbia, with the KPS System A Plus pressure-equalized rainscreen.
Formable Alucobond® ACM played a vital role in creating the tasting room’s flowing form not only by accommodating the design’s radius curves but through its surface color.
“The bluish (Seafoam Metallic) Alucobond® material features a luster that seems to change as the natural light changes,” said Skinner. “From bright sunny days to dark hazy days, the building’s appearance evolves profoundly. One day, it’s one building; the next day, it’s another. We’re very excited about it.”