Foss Marai, Valdobbiadene, Treviso Italia - Moretti Modular Contractor

Foss Marai,
Valdobbiadene, Treviso, Italy

Laminated wood is the absolute main character of the architecture of Cantina Foss Marai, which develops entirely around its roof, following the design of its spans. Under the wooden vault, the different functions of the structure are located: from the productive areas (the winemaking area, the bottling plants, the storage warehouse) to the more relational ones, up to the meeting places and the porticoed spaces from which picturesque views of the surrounding vineyard landscape can be enjoyed. Large curved pillars, made through the expert assembly of paired beams, hold up the roof. Their design recreates the image of large trees, adding further emphasis to the natural aspect of the intervention.

The well-established experience in the design of large laminated wood structures allowed Moretti Modular Contractor to go along with the original structural design and optimize it during execution and production. The large pillars are the core of the project; they support the vault and give rhythm to the architecture of the cellar. Each pillar is composed of a bundle of beams, some straight and others curved, connected to each other by small beams. Each paired beam is then connected to others through concealed plates. The individual pre-cut elements were partly assembled in the company and partly directly on site at the construction site.

Project: Eng. Ivan Mezzero

“Moretti Modular Contractor is a company with strong technical skills: it knows how to develop projects with mixed materials and can find solutions even to the most complex design requests”


Use of laminated wood as both the load-bearing structure and the covering of the entire cellar, with different functional uses.

The intervention supports every aspect of the characteristics expressed at the architectural design level.

3,7 m

the minimum radius of the portal

900 mq

the surface area of the pitched roof

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