In the middle of Salinas, what waits ahead may be exciting for the people of Brasil and yet adventurous at the same time for tourists.
Museums all around the world portray the magnificence and the importance of historical and cultural background that shaped the development of any particular country. In the city of Salinas, located in the countryside of Minas Gerais, the renowned Museum — Cachaça Museum is being constructed which is designed by Jô Vasconcelos.
The interesting thing about the museum is that it is built around Cachaça — a popular distilled alcoholic beverage in Brasil. Outside Brasil, Cachaça is used almost exclusively as an ingredient in tropical drinks. The building is surrounded by urban areas. The weather is mostly hot there. In that southeastern subdivision of Brasil, the building is designed in such a way that demands less resources and thus are welcome to citizens. The name “Cachaça Museum” is merely for the fact that it portrays Cachaça, but it may not necessarily be its final name.
Look From Behind The Building
Designed in 2012, the building has a built-up area of 2.200m2 and property area of 13.00m2. There is an open area just outside the building for parking. The city is one of the major manufacturers of artisanal Cachaça in Brazil. The renowned Cachaça Havana is manufactured here too. Tourism in the city plays an important role in building its economy.
The building is open to the local community and it will welcome all the citizens, so they can spend good time on weekends. The area has been chosen diligently to have less noise outside the building. There is no residential area around the boundary.
Room Full Of Cachaça
The use of spatial techniques to improve interaction between the visitors and the objects can be realized at first glimpse. The wood of the barrel is dark brown. The rooms are immersed with the history of Cachaça and has a vast collection of documents, pictures, bottles, barrels of spices, and maps that are relevant to Cachaça.
Portrait of Old Mill Laid Down On The Floor
Closeup Look Of Cachaça Collection
There are complex thick walls and double slabs inside the museum that minimizes heat diffusion. The building is fully air-conditioned, so the walls have been designed with “holes” in it to have good circulation of air around the building.
Complexity Of Walls
There are several open areas too that has some privacy and are non-related to the theme of the museum. They will provide enough space to have classes and seminars.They are aimed to provide different functions and are still being worked on.
Welcoming Hall. Wood For Barrels
Some rooms have images too, which depicts some history of Cachaça and are suitable for exhibition. Rooms have dark ceilings and shines to reflect light.
Images Telling The Untold Stories Of Brasil
The benches have been left empty intentionally for the crafts to be placed on them. The lighting in the room shines on the surface of hardwood.
Benches For Portraits
Considering the building is entirely “blue”, it greatly matches with the beautiful skyline of Salinas, thus giving the feeling of peace and calmness.
The museum isn’t finished yet, there are several places where the work still needs to be done. The proper name for the museum isn’t decided as well and it will take some time to make a proper judgement on its future. Do you believe such museums should have a place in our societies? Do you feel buildings that are built solely on an aspect that is specific to a region helps increase tourism? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!