Ställe und Schlachthof von G.A. Caminada, Vrin
Two stables and the slaughterhouse sit on a slope below the village. They tilt their pitched roofs covered with sheet metal down the valley and stand where they belong. In 1998 Vrin received the Wakker Prize for the exemplary classification of new agricultural buildings in the villagescape. Because of their decentralized location outside the village, architect Caminada was looking for ways to give the buildings a reference to the core village. He found them in the material: of course in the ubiquitous wood, but also in the quarry stone, which can be found everywhere in the village. From this he built the base-like ground floor of the slaughterhouse in 1998. This sets the "Mazlaria" apart from the stables and shows the other inner life. On the basement floor, the butcher slaughters, disassembles and cools the meat, on the wooden upper floor it is dried. Caminada fought for the renunciation of the sacrosanct white floor and wall tiles for a slaughter room and designed it as a smooth concrete core.
The Mazlaria allows farmers to slaughter their animals locally, bypass the expensive intermediary trade and offer meat specialties autonomously in direct sales, which may be considered domestic from A to Z. The Vriner not only relied on a harmonious village image that pleases them, the cultural tourists and Greina hikers, but they also want to live and work here and therefore stuff their own juicy sausages.
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