Presenter Information

Teuta Jaha-Hoxha, UN-HABITATFollow

Session

Sustainabile Urban Development, Architecture and Environment

Description

Municipality of Rahovec is one of the Kosovo municipalities, known as a wine growing place since ancient times, with an area of 278.1 km² and a total of 71.522 inhabitants84. Viticulture in Rahovec is relatively well developed. There are two main wine cellars for grape processing and vine production. i) Stone Castle found in 1975 and, ii) Bodrumi i Vjeter (Old Cellar) build in 1953. Also, it is important to mention here that there are dozens of small wine cellars which were established since 1999. ―Bodrumi i Vjeter‖ have a production capacity of 5.000.000 million L, and it used to be a social enterprise, however, since 2006 was privatized and belongs to NTP Haxhijaha. This paper is using ―Bodrumi i Vjeter‖ as a case study. The aim of this paper is to present an alternative design of the wine cellar i.e. an idea how a wine cellar nowadays should look and be designed. ―Bodrumi i Vjeter‖ have a Hungarian architecture style; build with stone walls and suitable bricks. After being purchased / privatized in 2006 by Haxhijaha family, the owner is interested in renovating the original building with the latest design trends. Therefore, the above mentioned building will be used as a case study. By renovating this traditional wine cellar which was industrial and closed to the public, we aim to make it accessible to the public, therefore, there is a potential to encourage visitors/tourists to visit Rahovec not only for buying the wine but also visit the vineyards where they can taste the grape, visit the winery where they can see/witness wine processing (during the season) and, finally wine tasting complemented with traditional food. In addition,‖ Bodrumi i Vjeter‖ will provide accommodation for visitors within the area, as well as, day tours depending on what the visitors want to see/experience during their stay. We believe that this project will particularly increase the economic development of this business, as well as, the whole economy in general. The combination of wine industry and the experience of daily life of Rahovec citizen (through recreation and relaxation) will create the special feeling to the visitor, this combination will also facilitate the change of the whole approach of this activity and, it would enable the businesses of this particular field to develop according to the world trends.

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi & Mo Vaziri

First Page

201

Last Page

211

Location

Prishtina, Kosovo

Start Date

2-11-2012 9:00 AM

End Date

3-11-2012 5:00 PM

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New Wine Architecture in Rahovec

Prishtina, Kosovo

Municipality of Rahovec is one of the Kosovo municipalities, known as a wine growing place since ancient times, with an area of 278.1 km² and a total of 71.522 inhabitants84. Viticulture in Rahovec is relatively well developed. There are two main wine cellars for grape processing and vine production. i) Stone Castle found in 1975 and, ii) Bodrumi i Vjeter (Old Cellar) build in 1953. Also, it is important to mention here that there are dozens of small wine cellars which were established since 1999. ―Bodrumi i Vjeter‖ have a production capacity of 5.000.000 million L, and it used to be a social enterprise, however, since 2006 was privatized and belongs to NTP Haxhijaha. This paper is using ―Bodrumi i Vjeter‖ as a case study. The aim of this paper is to present an alternative design of the wine cellar i.e. an idea how a wine cellar nowadays should look and be designed. ―Bodrumi i Vjeter‖ have a Hungarian architecture style; build with stone walls and suitable bricks. After being purchased / privatized in 2006 by Haxhijaha family, the owner is interested in renovating the original building with the latest design trends. Therefore, the above mentioned building will be used as a case study. By renovating this traditional wine cellar which was industrial and closed to the public, we aim to make it accessible to the public, therefore, there is a potential to encourage visitors/tourists to visit Rahovec not only for buying the wine but also visit the vineyards where they can taste the grape, visit the winery where they can see/witness wine processing (during the season) and, finally wine tasting complemented with traditional food. In addition,‖ Bodrumi i Vjeter‖ will provide accommodation for visitors within the area, as well as, day tours depending on what the visitors want to see/experience during their stay. We believe that this project will particularly increase the economic development of this business, as well as, the whole economy in general. The combination of wine industry and the experience of daily life of Rahovec citizen (through recreation and relaxation) will create the special feeling to the visitor, this combination will also facilitate the change of the whole approach of this activity and, it would enable the businesses of this particular field to develop according to the world trends.