In the hills of the Val d’Orcia, just outside the walls of the charming village of Contignano, there is Fattoria Bellandi, a splendid historic farmhouse from the mid-16th century, converted into a restaurant and hotel.
The main need of the client was to install a structure to enhance the outdoor space, with a cover that guarantees usability both in the summer and in the rainiest months.
Gaia has created the self-supporting pergola of 50 square meters made to measure, taking care of each phase, from design to installation. The structure consists of four columns in the back, connected with a slight slope by pylons decorated with small rhombuses, to the four columns in the front. All columns are fixed to the ground by an anchoring system. On one of the sides a tympanum with a polycarbonate cover has been inserted.
The PVC cover is supported by intermediate purlins, and is equipped with a front channel with the function of an eaves and channeling of rainwater. These are collected in the four uprights with external drain. The pergola is hot dip galvanized in order to preserve its structural integrity over time.
Gaia also took care of the design and construction of all the outdoor furniture. The choice fell on the custom-made tables of the Impero collection with tops in galvanized sheet metal and travertine, on the chairs of the empire line and on some of the Vintage Collection. The classic and refined style of the artefacts integrates perfectly with the structure’s 16th century architecture, creating an exclusive and atmospheric environment where the customer can dine or relax while enjoying the splendid panorama. Gaia designers also provided lighting, with the installation of Montalcino lanterns on the wall plus a central lamppost and with the splendid sign equipped with internal LED lights.