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Charles Smith Wines Jet City

Olson Kundig

Hospitality / Completed
Olson Kundig

Originally constructed to house a Dr. Pepper bottling plant and later a recycling center, the design of the new Charles Smith Wines Jet City preserves much of the buildings hard-won industrial patina, while opening up the facade to the surrounding Georgetown neighborhood, Boeing Field, and Mt. Rainier. Nearly seven-foot-tall letters wrap the top of the building in billboard fashion, announcing “Charles Smith Wines Jet City.”

The former 32,000 square foot building is composed of two structures, a two-floor office building and a contiguous open-structure steel truss warehouse. Together, they provide space for everything from grape crush, barrel storage and bottling to tasting rooms and sales space. The transformation of this 1960s-era building involved the removal of a portion of the exterior street-side façade replacing it with a span of 19-foot-by-60-foot windows, opening the building to the neighborhood and views.

Once through the twenty-foot-tall steel entry door, visitors have the choice of two tasting rooms. The rustic, entry-level lounge features polished concrete floors, exposed wood joists, sliding black steel wall panels, wood cocktail tables made from laminated salvaged 6 x 6’s, and a bar made of stacked, salvaged wood.
A plate-steel staircase inserted into the original structure connects the first-floor lounge to the expansive second-floor tasting room. The winery’s second story effectively captures an early 1960s aviation vibe with its original wood floor planks, white tuck-and-roll upholstered perimeter seating, and center stage powder-blue Lucite-topped bar on wheels. This tasting room overlooks the runways of Boeing Field and provides dramatic views of Mt. Rainier, while a second set of interior windows allows guests to view the winemaking process.

Originally constructed to house a Dr. Pepper bottling plant and later a recycling center, the design of the new Charles Smith Wines Jet City preserves much of the buildings hard-won industrial patina, while opening up the facade to the surrounding Georgetown neighborhood, Boeing Field, and Mt. Rainier. Nearly seven-foot-tall letters wrap the top of the building in billboard fashion, announcing “Charles Smith Wines Jet City.”

The former 32,000 square foot building is composed of two structures, a two-floor office building and a contiguous open-structure steel truss warehouse. Together, they provide space for everything from grape crush, barrel storage and bottling to tasting rooms and sales space. The transformation of this 1960s-era building involved the removal of a portion of the exterior street-side façade replacing it with a span of 19-foot-by-60-foot windows, opening the building to the neighborhood and views.

Credits

 Seattle, Washington USA
 Charles Smith Wines
 07/2015
 2975
 Design Principal: Tom Kundig
 Project Manager: Michael Picard, Project Architect: Mark Olthoff, Staff: Yousman Okano, Interior Designer: Debbie Kennedy
 Foushee Contractors
 PCS Structural Solutions, structural engineer
 Kevin Scott / Olson Kundig

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Olson Kundig is a full-service design firm providing integrated architecture, urban design, interior design and exhibit design services for diverse clients across the world. The firm’s work is grounded in the belief that buildings can act as bridges between culture, nature and people, and that inspiring surroundings can positively affect every aspect of our daily lives.

Rooted in the Pacific Northwest, the firm’s work— museums, cultural and civic centers, mixed-use buildings, residences, commercial and hospitality projects—extends worldwide. With a staff of over 140, Olson Kundig brings the capacity of a large firm with the intensity of a small practice.

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