The pavilion, designed by the Renzo Piano Building Workshop, has recently been completed: it will house wine and host art exhibitions among the vineyards of Château La Coste. Renzo Piano is just the latest architect to get involved in the project of this vast property where wine, art and architecture unite.
A long list of world-renowned artists and architects are linked to Château La Coste: the Centre d’Art, designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando, for instance, welcomes the visitors and, along with three works of art, Bourgeois’ metal spider, Calder’s Small Crinkly and the sculpture by Hiroshi Sugimoto, immediately celebrates the link between art and architecture.
In fact, walking through the property it is possible to admire structures such as the metal semi-cylinder of the wine cellar, designed by Jean Nouvel, the music pavilion by Frank O. Gehry, or land art sculptures and works. Our attention can then be drawn to the corten steel plates that Richard Serra plunged into the soil to limit and direct our sight, or by the Ruyi Path, a stone path designed by Ai Weiwei. The pavilion designed by RPBW, by contrast, aims to minimize the impact of the building on the landscape: this piece of architecture is partially underground, owing to a deep excavation that allows it to perfectly blend into the vines.
Pavilion design: RPBW
Place: Château La Coste, France
Pavilion photos: Stéphane Aboudaram | WE ARE CONTENT(S)
Photos: © Château La Coste / Andrew Pattman 2015