A Machine in the Douro River Valley

architect Álvaro Siza Vieria
project Quinta do Portal new Wine Cellar, Sabrosa, Portugal
written by Nuno Grande


The impressive landscape along the river Douro, flowing through north Portugal and into the Atlantic, has recently been added to the UNESCO World Heritage list. However, this area is different from many other protected areas for the very fact that mankind has been investing huge efforts to change and overcome Nature for millennia.