The exhibition will cover three themes:
From bare ground in an up-and-coming district by the Garonne to the power of an emblematic building at the heart of an important urban development project, the images reveal the adventure of construction. La Cité du Vin carries with it the past and future story of a region.
Patrons, architects, labourers – all performed a vital function in bringing this building to fruition. Excavator, drill, crane, concrete mixer... Amid the din of machinery and the vagaries of the seasons, working people apply their energies to construction.
White stone, wet and heavy mud, concrete, steel, wood, glass – all materials tamed and brought under human control to shape a building symbolising wine’s soul and revealing the great wealth of its universal history.