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Frank O. Gehry. Another “flash” in the Basque Country
September 1, 2006
Today marked the inauguration of the “Ciudad del Vino Marqués de Riscal”, Frank O. Gehry’s new work that brings the Californian architect back to the Basque Country almost ten years after the planetary success of his Bilbao Guggenheim.
Elciego is a small “border” town whose inhabitants (Basques) are forced to refer to the very close region of Rioja whose capital city, Logroño, is much closer than the Basque cities. From Rioja, Elciego has taken the economy, fundamentally based on wine production, one of the world’s best. Bodegas Paternina came into existence in the 17th century. Loved also by Hemingway, it is known as the “Sistine Chapel of Wine”.
Also in Elciego, AMP y Asociados is building a new cellar for Bodegas Domecq; a few kilometres away, Santiago Calatrava has built the Bodegas Ysios and, in Haro, Zaha Hadid is building the Bodegas López de Heredia.
Gehry’s new building is a luxury hotel with adjoining Spa for wine-therapy, a restaurant, conference rooms, and a museum. Its titanium roof in the basic colours of pink, gold and silver, inspired by those of the vineyards and bottles, have already won it the title of “pequeño Guggenheim”.
All the photos can be viewed in exclusive in the Architectour.net file.
 
 
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