The Marzadro Distillery is a vast and spacious complex built in stone, wood and glass which expresses itself in an harmonious architecture immersed in a luxuriant vineyard surround. The Marzadro family entrusted the architects Walter Maurmayr and Günther Plaickner from Bolzano with the realization of the complex. The architects, basing their work on the concept of “contemporary artisanship”, gave life to a structure that integrates perfectly with the surrounding territory. The architects, basing their work on the concept of “contemporary artisanship”, gave life to a structure that integrates perfectly with the surrounding territory. For example, the roof is covered by a green carpet made up of 60.000 pre-cultivated plants, belonging to the lichen species. This solution was adopted not only for aesthetic purposes but also to guarantee a better insulation, and therefore save a large amount of energy.
The high ecologic value of the new complex is also noticeable in the spatial orientation of the offices which are positioned in such a way as to take advantage of as much natural sunlight as possible. Besides facilitating the penetration of sun rays, an extended use of large windows in the construction of the building contributes in creating a sort of continuity between the external and internal environments. This concept is also expressed in the design of the striking glass and metal dome in which the alembic room is located. Here is where all the operative processes of the distillery take place, which in the past were carried out in various structures dispersed around Rovereto and other nearby towns. The new structure comprises three buildings dedicated respectively to production and storage, pomace deposit and administrative offices.