Georgian Cellar | Archframe Design Awards 2022

Georgian traditional wine cellar. Made with characteristic elements of Georgian culture and excerpts from historical monuments.

Georgia is ancient with its culture and history of winemaking, which is reflected in the interior,

Old Georgian materials are also used in the interior, the walls are decorated with the ornaments of architectural monuments in the form of columns.

Each relief image is an ornament of the Kvetera temple (with an ancient history  in Kakheti dating back to the 8th century.) on which a bunch of grapes is depicted

Georgia is generally considered the ‘cradle of wine’, as archaeologists have traced the world’s first known wine creation back to the people of the South Caucasus in 6,000BC. These early Georgians discovered grape juice could be turned into wine by burying it underground for the winter. Some of the qvevris they were buried in could remain underground for up to 50 years.

Wine continued to be important to the Georgians, who incorporated it into art and sculpture, with grape designs and evidence of wine-drinking paraphernalia found at ruins and burial sites.

Gold Winner – Archframe Design Awards 2022
Design Firm – artytechs
Project Title – Georgian cellar
Project Category – Commercial Interior
Status – Unbuilt
Architect/Designer – Darejan (Daduna) Shatashvili
Design Team – George Lezhava, Levan Otarashvili, Irakli Shubashikeli
Practice – Professional Architect
Country – Georgia