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RIOJA WINE CENTRE

Logroño, Spain 2005-2006


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RIOJA WINE CENTRE

Logroño, Spain 2005-2006

The Wine Centre in the La Grajera park is more landscape intervention than a building. A reminder of the vineyards that covered the grounds up until not that long ago, it means more to us than a simple formal reference.  In fact, it evokes strange geometric laws which we are unexpectedly able to perceive in these vineyard-filled landscapes while we travel through Riojan fields.
Ploughing through the straight rows of the fields which appear etched in the land, forgetting any initial impulse to “construct” a building, we limit ourselves to imagining how those agricultural features are susceptible to changing into a programme we are to design in the process. The colours acquired by the different varietal vines when maturing will be nothing but a tapestry of geometric shapes for those of us reading the writing of a faraway text in a landscape.
The building is generated from its roofs. Resembling vineyards raised over the ground, they appear to have been transformed into metallic platforms with grooves formed by sleek inverted beams which are able to span vast spaces. Below them, terraced surfaces adapt to the unevenness of the area to naturally define the different elements of the program which end up being associated as a series of independent pieces. This all gives rise to the appearance of five bodies, forming areas for exhibitions, training, hotel, restaurant and car parks.
The visitor arriving at La Grajera will be able to wander through the vineyard-gardens, connecting it with the marsh, with the Camino de Santiago and with the city of Logroño in the distance. The Wine Centre will then appear as a sequence of indoor and outdoor spaces, offering multiple itineraries possible where La Rioja and El Rioja –the land and the wine- will be able to transmit the close relationship that binds them.
 
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RIOJA WINE CENTRE

Logroño, Spain 2005-2006

Location
Logroño, Spain
Client
Municipality of Logroño
Architects
Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos
Fuensanta Nieto, Enrique Sobejano
Program
Wine centre
Total floor area
10.500 m2
Project arquitect
Alfredo Baladrón
Project team
Ines Bahr, Carlos Ballesteros, Vanesa Manrique, Juan Carlos Redondo, Alexandra Sobral
Museographic projetc
Iniciativas y Exposiciones, S.A.
Fernando Andrés, Domingo García, Antonio José Lombillo
Structural engineer
N.B.35, S.L.
Mechanical engineer
3i Ingeniería Industrial, S.L.
Façade consultant
Ove Arup & Partners
Landscape consultant
María Iza Andrés
Ignacio Redondo
Models
Juan de Dios Hernández - Jesús Rey
Photographs
Aurofoto, S.L. (models)
Project Date
Competition: 2005
Design: 2006
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RIOJA WINE CENTRE

Logroño, Spain 2005-2006

Monograph NS. 2014
Fuensanta Nieto Enrique Sobejano Architetture
Published by Electa Architecttura. Milan, Italy
Authors: Fuensanta Nieto & Enrique Sobejano
ISBN: 978-88-9180-228-6
Page: 48 – 53
 
Magazine ARKITEKTEN nº 04. 2007
Published by Birgitte Kleis, Eric Juul, Lars Nevald y Sille Kroyer Koppel. København, Denmark
ISSN: 0004-198X 
Article: Spansk Saerpraeg
Author: Maria Gomez-Guillamon
Page: 46 – 47
 
Magazine FUTURE ARQUITECTURAS nº 6. 2007
Published by Future Arquitecturas, S.L. Madrid, Spain
ISSN: 1885-8228
Page: 95
 
Magazine TOPOS nº 57. 2006
Architecture and Landscape
The International review of landscape architecture and urban design
Published by Georg. D.W. Callwey GmbH & Co. KG. Munich, Germany
ISBN: 13-978-3-7667-1713-9
Article: Landscapes of Memory: Rioja, Córdoba, San Sebastián
Author: Enrique Sobejano
Page: 70 – 75
 
Magazine PROYECTAR LA RIOJA nº 35. 2006
Published by Proyectar G.C.P., S.L. Navarra, Spain
ISSN: 1575-7366 
Page: 56 – 59
 
Newspaper LA RIOJA. 27.05.2006
Article: En el Paisaje
Author: P. Álvarez
Page: 14 – 15
 
Magazine ARQUITECTURA COAM nº 343. 2006
Published by Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid. Spain
ISSN: 0004-2706
Article: Entre la lógica y la intuición: La arquitectura reciente de Fuensanta Nieto y Enrique Sobejano
Author: William J.R. Curtis
Page: 28 – 29
 
Magazine VIA CONSTRUCCIÓN nº 29. 2006 
Published by Grupo Vía. Madrid, Spain 
Legal Deposit: GI-06-2003
Article: La cultura del vino madura en un nuevo espacio
Author: Carmen Béjar
Page: 45
 
Magazine TC CUADERNOS nº 71. 2006
Concursos
Published by Ediciones Generales de la Construcción, Valencia, Spain
ISBN: 1136-906X
Page: 148 – 161
 
Newspaper NOTICIAS DE LA RIOJA. 06.11.2005 
Article: El centro del vino nace como un lugar para conocer la Rioja y el Rioja
Author: R.R.
Page: 4 – 5
 
Newspaper NOTICIAS DE LA RIOJA. 29.09.2005
Article: El Centro del Vino simula renques metálicos de viñas
Author: Editorial
Page: 12
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RIOJA WINE CENTRE

Logroño, Spain 2005-2006