A Modular Winery on the Bay?

Temporary Modular Winery

Rock Wall Wine Company

Modular construction is taking some surprising shapes. Here’s a great example that may interest you: a new modular winery on the San Francisco Bay.

It’s a stunning facility, for sure. But to build it, the owners had to clear a serious obstacle. The site is on a closed U.S. Naval base. The land lease required that all buildings be removable, with minimal residual impact, should the base be reactivated. A permanent foundation wasn’t an option.

Together, Daniel Hoy Architecture and ModSpace presented a temporary modular solution for its versatility and cost efficiency. The resulting winery is appointed with a lavish tasting room, a large commercial kitchen, a walk-in refrigerator and an adjacent restroom building.

Click here to take a tour of Rock Wall Wine Company and then tell us your thoughts.


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  2. […] Rock Wall Wine Company in Alameda, CA looked to modular for its tasting room and special event facility, complete with a geodesic dome with views of the San Francisco bay. Situated on a retired Naval base, the structure was not permitted to break ground to allow quick removal of the buildings in the event the base is reactivated. Rock Wall worked with local architects and ModSpace to use temporary modular buildings to create the ambiance one would expect from an upscale California winery. […]

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