Located in an area with a certain unevenness
, topography that was favoured by Martinell for making the best use
, the winery of Falset was built in 1919.
In this building, that evokes the shapes of a castle, we find one of the characteristics that define Modernista architecture and which continued to be used by the disciples of Gaudí
and Domènech i Montaner
: the recovery and free interpretation of Catalan medieval architectural forms
The winery consists of two
, responding to the division
of working spaces
: the unloading bay
and the machine rooms
are in the smallest building, and the vats and presses are in the larger one.
But the difference in Falset is the absence of the parabolic arc.
The sloping roof is supported by the classic wooden roof trusses which, in turn, rest on brick pillars
together with side arches.
On the central structure of the winery of Falset we can see 9
highly stylised vertical windows
crowned with a large relieving arch
which stands on four brick pilasters
that reach the ground. Of the three gateways to the winery, the main one forms a round voussoir
arch in the medieval style.
On both sides stand two square plan towers, with large vertical openings and corners
finished with brickwork,
which contrasts with the white of the rest of the wall and creates a beautiful balance of lines and colours
. The last element worth noting is the water tank.
Functional and artistic, the tank at the winery of Falset is circular
and is supported by two crossed parabolic arches
and four pilasters that surround it, all constructed in brickwork.