V.I.N.O. (Viticulture Integrated Networking Organism) transforms the Salerno-Reggio Calabria Highway into an ecologically and financially sustainable infrastructural system that is intelligent and innovative. This socially meaningful connection between Scilla and Bagnara is achieved through the synergies made with the confluence acts of Farming, Converting and Sharing. By thoroughly understanding the region's agricultural, historical and geological background, viticulture is extracted as an essential Farming element. Then the region's solar, wind and rainfall resources are "converted" through the energy farming as the main power and water resources for VINO. VINO constructs a framework for communities to "share" the synergies created through growing, collecting, transferring and distributing the nature. Once these components are mixed and stitched through the existing highway, unexpected synergies and innovations can occur that translate into productive landscapes and new culture. 

VINO reorganizes, rescales and re-appropriates the existing landscape and mega-structures into a catalyst and helps in transforming the communities into "carbon-zero" communities. VINO is 10 km "production line" with multiple performing components that interacts with communities and surrounding nature. VINO is viticulture, solar and wind energy farming, water filtration network, wine manufacturing integrated with research laboratories, green start-up incubators and recreational green spaces. Programs and process are distributed based on seasonal and daily cycle. VINO is shaped by the flux and confluence points of right-of-way, geographical and natural taxonomy, history, economy and culture. In turn the community continually shapes V.I.N.O. as a living organism. Provisional Cost: Approximately 25 million Euros. 



LOCATION : Salerno-Reggio Calabria Highway, Italy

CLIENT : Municipal Government

YEARS : 2010

STATUS : Competition

PROGRAM : Masterplan 

COLLABORATORS: Heejoo Shi, and Dongsei Kim