the mirror-clad tower by alejandro ramírez emerges as an ephemeral landmark in the vineyard in logroño, spain

alejandro ramírez builds a reflective tower in the middle of a spanish vineyard

on the occasion of the concentrated logrono party, Spainthe architect oe – alejandro ramírez presented a proposal for a reflective tower settling in the middle of the vineyards of the viña lanciano vineyard. Called LAN – 4, the project takes the form of an ephemeral landmark that stands out within the site, reflecting its surroundings and offering fascinating visuals. the structure was the festival’s winning entry and was so popular that it remained in place for an entire year, even though it had to be removed much sooner.

all images by concéntrico 06 / josema cutillas / javier antón

think and converse with the environment

‘for the festival of architecture and design in logroño, spain for its concentrico 06 edition, this winning project is born from the abstraction of the most used figure of wine’ parts oe architect – alejandro ramírez (find out more here). the installation is presented as an elongated vertical element that reaches 7.50 meters in height. the whole shape intends to pay homage to the quality and prestige of wine – its four outer faces are made of a mirror skin, referring to the elegant glass of a bottle of wine.

the tower generates a landmark on the edge of one of the plots of viña lanciano, bringing its scale closer to the context of the ebro river and the mantible bridge, and creating reflections that contrast with the interior in garnica wood. the LAN–4 facility does not seek to compete with the local landscape. on the contrary, he dialogues, frames him and lives with him. thanks to its mirror covering, the structure merges with its environment, in a poetic way. depending on the location of the viewer, the tower reveals a different face. finally, the tower has an opening at the top that allows you to see the sky.

the mirror-clad tower by alejandro ramírez emerges as an ephemeral landmark in the vineyard in logroño, spain

the mirror-clad tower by alejandro ramírez emerges as an ephemeral landmark in the vineyard in logroño, spain

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