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Bodegas Protos, Valladolid, Spain, by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

A five-arch winery overlooked by Peñafiel castle in north-west Spain. The building sits on a stone plinth and has laminated timber trusses and a terracotta tile-covered roof supported by steel arms.

Judges’ comments ‘The volume is deceptive: below the whole site is a double-height basement for the storage [and bottling] of wine – a vast area enjoying steady environmental conditions analogous to the great caves that still exist within the hillside. This is a very memorable building that succeeds brilliantly in fulfilling its purpose.’

Client Bodegas Protos

Project value £16 million

Completion date September 2008

Size 19,450m2

Odds 4/1

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The winner will be announced at a ceremony in London’s Old Billingsgate Market on 17 October and will again be televsied by Channel 4.

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