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Grape Juice Plant in progress - Győrújbarát

Although it's not ready yet, we can already see the plans and the immediately impressive concrete structure of the Grape Juice Plant in the county of Győr-Moson-Sopron, Hungary, designed by Dezső Ekler and co-workers, illustrated with photos by the Hungarian photographer Tamás Bujnovszky.

Located near the motorway, agriculture is still an important source of livelihood in this village outside the city of Győr. This new, mid-sized plant will stand among old vineyards and orchards.

Situated in the curve of the hill, the reinforced concrete building is a metaphorical reflection of the dynamic nature of processing: it devours the grapes brought in from the plantations like a bag or a giant monster, then digests them. Simultaneously, it also evokes the atmosphere of old cellar houses.

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