A journey along the roads of Chianti, Chianti Store and furniture components: these are the three themes allowed for this edition of the "Spazio diVino" International Design Award that favors the encounter between the culture of wine and that of architecture.

Qualifying items for the contest are innovative solutions, eco–friendliness and quality of interventions; language expressiveness in the dialogue between the culture of wine and the architectural one; the comparison with the landscape and the territory.

Here are the winners of the "Spazio diVino" International Design Award, second edition:

THEME A: Elements of stop/belvedere – open to the participation of architects and engineers in collaboration with an artist.


Group Leader: Federico Mentil

Gaetano Ceschia

Marco Cellini

Placido Luise

Giulia Pecol

For the following reasons:

The prize goes to the project identified for its ability to spatialize the gaze resorting the route of an existing railway track. This strategy will allow to alternate movement and stay, offering different views. These looks will be further modified through the use of mirrors, which will give us back fragments of the landscape, thus avoiding an even too much unified vision. By focusing the positive judgement on general intentions, it is suggested to design more in detail this peculiarity, seeking a greater dynamic aspect.

THEME B: "Chianti Store" intended as interior design project for venues identifying the Chianti Wine Consortium in Italy and abroad.

1st PRIZE:

Group Leader: Andrea Dalmasso

Juliana Macarena Gonzalez Ricaurte

For the following reasons:

For consistency with respect to the indications given in the notice, for the versatility of the space in its various forms and for the importance and centrality given to the wine product.

THEME C: Furniture components – open to young architects (under 35) and designers, for the conception of a recognizable design for the tasting points in the 2,500 wineries of the consortium.

The Jury felt unable to locate any winner, as none of the projects submitted responded to the criteria of feasibility, replicability and recognizability specifically required by the notice.