Natural stone has always featured in buildings that aspire to be distinctive and to last. Wineries stand out among such buildings. The wine sector, which is currently on the up, is firmly committed to the quality of the buildings in which it carries out its business, and not only the agricultural ones, but also the now extremely fashionable wine tourism ones. Supported by today’s most prestigious national and international architects, who blend traditional architecture with the most modern and avant-garde current trends, the common denominator is the placement of natural stone.
Among the various works in which NATURPIEDRA JBERNARDOS, ARCHISTONE exhibitor, has participated, a highlight is the prestigious Bordeaux winery,Chateau Pontet Canet of the AC Pauillac, with aged Filita Gris Jbernardos tiles on its floors (photo).
Another of the actions in which NATURPIEDRA JBERNARDOS has participated is the La Grajera institutional winery in Logroño, a project of the Government of La Rioja for the wine awareness and research. Virai Architects, the authors of this work, were awarded first prize at the MosBuild Architecture and Design Awards (MADA) international sustainable architecture competition for this work. Here we also see featured the Filita Gris Jbernardos with honed finish as stone for interiors.
We can also see the prominence of stone in the exterior cladding, “where we want to emphasise how well Bernardos slate fits into the masonry walls,” the firm says.
The company has also worked with Bodegas Dominio de Cair, in Aranda de Duero (Burgos); Bodegas Carlos Serres, in Haro (La Rioja), and; Bodegas Rio Negro, in Cogolludo (Guadalajara). Its bosses highlight “the landscaping that embellishes the environment of the wineries, as can be seen in the Pago de Carraovejas estate, an ambitious project of the Segovian Ruiz Aragoneses family in the DO Ribera del Duero, where we see how to decorate with stone for the garden”.
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