Heritage, landscape, graphic documentation and agroforestry construction
Bodega Pago de Carraovejas / Amas4arquitectura

Fernando Zaparaín Hernández, Javier López de Uribe, Laya Fermín Antuña Antuña, Eduardo García García

Peñafiel, Spain

10112.09 m2

Project Year

José María Díez Laplaza

Description of the architects. This project belongs to a series of works with which it was tried to investigate in a liberating massiveness of space that turns into protagonist to what is not done. That blank space, in the form of yards, subtractions or voids, articulates the whole building. Light is delivered by indirect and singular openings. The structure is resolved with large surface elements, which are manifested as enclosure. Thanks to this accumulation of load mass large facade cloths are freed, with which to manage shadows and transparencies of singular plastic value. The concrete, in different tones, allows to achieve the intended continuity on which to open significant gaps.

The whole proposal for the expansion of Pago de Carraovejas sought to maintain the old ships in which the winery was born, with an exterior appearance without special identity, involving them with the new buildings. The hillside situation allows the wine cycle to be carried out by gravity, with the discharge of grapes at the upper level, fermentation at an intermediate level and breeding and dispatch at the lower level. That is why the white concrete nurseries are buried in the slope, while the representative areas in concrete grapes, emerge to open to the dazzling landscape presided by the castle of Peñafiel, in the middle of the vineyards owned by the brand.

The visitor and administration buildings constitute the exterior image of the winery. They take advantage of the topography with a broken line that articulates several squares at different levels. This is how the different accesses that the activity requires. The facades are two parallel planes, among which are created wide terraces and flights that provide shade on the glass enclosure. These longitudinal viewpoints accompany and frame the view, limiting the landscape from the architecture.
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The different uses have been combined with a homogeneous treatment of tinted concrete of grape color that brings warmth to both the exterior and the interior of the building. In the concrete a Bayer pigment with a dosage of 2% pigment has been used on the amount of cement mixed in the plant. The same brand facilitated a study to determine that proportion. In addition, to avoid efflorescence it was opted to osmoitize the kneading water. Another important detail was to use cement separators tinted with the same color so that they would not be marked after the decoupling.

The oak wood of the barrels extends through the building in the false ceilings and in the floors of non-industrial use. Throughout the project, simple energy saving resources such as water sheets, ecological roofs, natural landfills, adjustable outdoor screens, thick walls and false ventilated ceilings have been incorporated.


The  PADOC (heritage, landscape, graphic documentation and agroforestry construction)  research group was formally established as a Consolidated Research Group at the Polytechnic University of Madrid in 2005.
Teachers participating in it belong to two architecture schools and two schools of agriculture:
School of Architecture at the Polytechnic University of Madrid.
The School of Architecture and Geodesy, University of Alcalá de Henares
College of Agricultural Engineering of the Polytechnic University of Madrid.
Superior Technical School of Agricultural Engineering of the Polytechnic University of Madrid.



Some of the projects in which the group is currently working on are:

-Cocoa. New project: Study Cocoa agro-industrial waste. Funded by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid Within the “Proyectos-Semilla (PID)”. Project Manager Ignacio Cañas Guerrero. This project is in collaboration with Central University of Venezuela. Duration 2015. Other information in cocoa: http://www.grupoinvestigacionpadoc.com/investigacion/investigacion.php?iditem=62&lang=en

-Cocoa: Valuing cultural heritage of cocoa through tourism landscapes.

-Landscape integration of Greenhouses and wind farms.

-Integrating Agricultural buildings into the landscape: reuse.

-Underground Cellars, an energy-saving model through building systems. The study of hygrothermal conditions, ventilation and simulation models.

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