The organic world acquires form, colour and movement..
“It’s been more than thirty-five years since I started helping my father running our farm – says the owner, Settimo Pizzolato – Since then, my desire was the conversion to organic production, to rediscover the ancestral link between man and earth. Thanks to my determination, I could realize this dream and to spread around the world an environmentally friendly wine”.
A radical choice that over time aims to involve every aspect of the production process: from the use of green energy, almost all of it is self-produced thanks to a photovoltaic system on the roof of the winery, with its 570 solar panels installed in 2017, to the reduction of waste through latest generation systems such as the organic purifier with low energy consumption.
The new meeting point in Treviso
We inaugurated the new winery on 29th May with the aim to create a meeting point for the Treviso community: a place where passion, people and wines meet and will share moments of leisure. The modern location enhances the importance given by the historic villa, represented in numerous maps of Villorba, also dating back to 1680, which has always been a symbol of hospitality and family union, so much so to be depicted on the corporate emblem.
A winery that is always on the move, which turns into a great place of sharing and emotions, through evenings, events and activities addressed to everyone. Settimo Pizzolato’s design pushes for a greater affordability of finished products and accessibility for everyone’s pockets.
The project is signed by MADE associati, Adriano Marangon and Michela De Poli, architects in Treviso. The area of the offices is structured to be a representative image of the company and has a direct relationship with nature, through a reception area, a wine shop and a laboratory on the ground floor.
A suspended walkway is the link between the different spatial levels of the building and the stages of production, in an ideal continuity, not only visual, which is the route that leads from the vineyard to the glass. The building has a “skin” that consists of a filter coating of wooden planks vertically placed, whose oxidation will contribute, over time, to the integration of the structure into the landscape, inspired to the traditional rural buildings of Treviso countryside. The winery also has many points of contact with the outside world: some grass surfaces will be the transition between the parking area and the building, while a wooden square gives continuity to the inside. The paved outdoor space is used during events related to the activities of the company.
The wood used in the whole project is the PEFC certified Beech from the Cansiglio controlled Forest chosen through a selection process carried out in agreement with Veneto Agricoltura. A zero kilometer product, since the Cansiglio Forest is located only twenty-five kilometers from the Itlas production site; the beech wood of the Cansiglio Forest has outstanding technical characteristics of strength and endurance. In fact it has been used since the Serenissima Republic of San Marco. A complex and sophisticated project, which created a very contemporary structure thanks to its linearity, reflecting the present and the future of La Cantina Pizzolato. The winery merges with the surrounding area, in a continuous dialogue between knowledge, respect and well-being which are the principles of the organic lifestyle.
The winery with organic roots..
Today, the new winery is the result of a complex and refined project, which has given life to an extremely contemporary structure in its linearity and which has the task of reflecting the present and the future of Settimo Pizzolato, without ever forgetting its past. Many sustainable choices have been consolidated, towards an organic innovation of the entire winery, as well as of the product.
The entire company roof is covered by photovoltaic solar panels (more than 570) and a new organic water purifier has been installed for the 100% re-use of the filtered water. The continuous research in the winery and in the countryside allows us to use the latest machinery and to experiment with the resistant vines. The winery also makes us proud being the project mentioned in the most important national and international architectural competitions. In 2018, after having been decreed “Excellence of the landscape” at Vinitaly by the Mipaaf, the Cellar was present at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, selected from over 500 projects of Italy in the work project “Arcipelago Italia – Projects for the future of the internal territories of the country” by Mario Cucinella.