Secath, the “prestige and luxury projects” department of Cap Ingelec, has more than 20 years of experience in engineering missions for brands placed under the seal of excellence, notably in the wine domain. After ” Cheval Blanc “, ” Yquem ” and ” Haut Brion “, the Cap Ingelec / Secath team worked for 3 years for the ” Château Margaux “.
The project, led by the famous English architect Sir Norman Foster and the renowned Bordeaux architectural firm A3A (Guy Troprés and Caroline Marly), included the installation of a new cellar (stainless steel vats), the creation of a wine cellar in the basement (with perfectly controlled temperature and hygrometry) and restoration work on all the original cellars and vats as well as its 18th century orangery located in the château’s grounds. The complexity of the project lay in taking into account the strong technical constraints of a site classified as a “Historic Monument” with unavoidable design requirements.
The objective set – and achieved – was to make almost all of the equipment linked to the technical lots (ducts, pipes, conduits, etc.) transparent to the visitor.
© Château Margaux