Paniza Wineries | Marta Gonzalez Arquitectos | World Design Awards 2021

Marta Gonzalez Arquitectos: Runner-Up of World Design Awards 2021. Paniza Wineries are designed based on the pursuit of providing wineries with a Singular design space that was representative of their brand.

Its bold geometry with volumes of broken shapes tries to convey the desired singularity, to give strength to the design of its facilities.

In terms of program, a main volume has been designed housing the Office area with, workrooms, offices and meeting rooms. It is a limestone element with a cantilevered volume that houses the double height tasting room inside. On the ground floor there is a fully glazed laboratory for oenologists completely opened to the rest of the meeting rooms.

The vertical volume of black stone contains the Store destined to the sale of the bottles that the Wineries produce, although most of the production is exported to different countries. It is a store designed with a white central backlight counter with broken geometry resting on a perforated glass in which enter the necks of the bottles to expose clearly different bottlings that have the cellar.

The rest of the set of the volumes includes the bottling and storage warehouses that are connected to the production halls and conferring the more horizontal character to the set, allowing staff circulations optimized for a good productive process.

External volumes have been raised with games of geometries and textures, all based on natural stone with white and gray limestones and intense black slates.

With accentuated geometries broken and cantilevered volumes, to enhance the effects of light on the different panels showing what they contain inside, being open with glass surfaces of translucent glass curtain wall, with a translucence that has a slight degree of transparency to allow the perception of the exterior and interior.

For the design of the Offices, a double height entrance has been proposed with a broken wall on the staircase of flown steps, generating a sculptural sensation that overturns on the glazed Laboratory. The entire interior of the offices is open visually on all the rooms, allowing a greater visual and overall openness of the entire space.

The set of volumes can be perceived from the road of Zaragoza and is accompanied by a landscaping that enhances the design in a manner consistent with the facade, playing with breaks of textures and plant species that give dynamism to the whole.

Project Details
Marta Gonzalez Arquitectos

Project Name
Paniza Wineries

Marta Gonzalez

World Design Awards Category
Commercial Built

Project Location
Zaragoza. Madrid

Alejandro Bolado, Jorge Ferreiro, Eva Rodriguez


Photography ©Credit
©Rubén Alonso


Marta González Alonso is an architect from the ETSAUN University of Navarra. She began her professional activity in 1997 and in 2003 she began working in her studio in Madrid, founding Marta González Architects.

The projects that are designed in the studio are customized for the final customer for whom they are intended. These are projects with a large glazed area and resounding volumes, which seek to achieve an exciting interior in each one of them, trying to improve the day-to-day life of the users through their architecture. These types of buildings are the hallmark of the Firm.

The projects develop both corporate and hotel architecture, as single-family homes and under development. These are custom-designed projects, adapted to the site on which they are located and seeking to be energy efficient, but mainly exciting and all this to meet the needs of each client, with whom we work in constant collaboration, pursuing their complete satisfaction.

The Firm works with absolute rigor in all phases of the project, both in the conceptual definition and in the content of the execution project and of course in the supervision of the work.