Completed in 2020, the Bragato Research Winery for the Bragato Research Institute – Rangahau Karepe Wāina o Aotearoa was the first building in Marlborough to be awarded a 5 Green Star NZ Industrial Built v3 Certified rating.
Developed following a masterplanning process for the wider site, the Winery’s architecturally simple form hides a sophisticated programme that facilitates the changing nature of the research work taking place within. Sustainable design initiatives utilised in the design include:
- Solar photovoltaic panels
- Rainwater harvesting
- Rainwater soakage to ground
- CIP (cleaned-in-place technology utilising greywater recycling)
- Daylight harvesting
- Passive ventilation
- Highly insulated with Kingspan panels
Temperature control and running costs are critical functions of the building and these have been carefully considered as part of the design.