“The vernacular-style, zero-impact cellar”
The bioenergy cellar is the biggest in the Aeolian Islands and was created using a special construction technique that makes it one of a kind: with its striking architectural, visual and sensory impact, it welcomes you throughout the year for guided tours, tastings and private events.
Completely underground, the Tenuta di Castellaro cellar was built using a construction system that expresses the traditional quality of the local vernacular architecture in a modern way.
It is supported by load-bearing pillars dug into the earth that date back 20,000 years, emphasising the complex volcanic origins of the island of Lipari and its 300,000 years of history.
This cutting-edge construction technique completely eliminates the cellar’s environmental and energy impact: it is lit by solar chimneys and the rooms are cooled naturally by the wind tower next to the cellar that channels prevailing northern/westerly winds into a 360 metre-long underground thermal labyrinth made up of blocks of pumice and earth.
Created to integrate into landscape while respecting its harmony, exploiting the power of the elements, our cellar extols the combination of cutting-edge technology and total environmental sustainability.
Where: Isole Eolie | Italy
Client: Tenuta Castellaro
Scenario: Residenze Storiche e dimore d’Epoca