alejandro ramírez builds reflective tower in the middle of spanish vineyard
on the occasion of the festival of architecture and design in logroño, spain, oe architect – alejandro ramírez has introduced a reflective tower proposal settling amid the vineyards of the viña lanciano winery. dubbed LAN – 4, the project takes shape as an ephemeral landmark that stands out within the site, reflecting its surroundings and offering mesmerizing visuals. the structure was the winning proposal for the festival and was so loved that it stayed on site for a whole year, even though it was supposed to be removed much sooner.
reflecting and conversing with the surroundings
‘for the festival of architecture and design of logroño, spain for its concentrico 06 edition, this winning project arises from the abstraction of the most used figure of wine’ shares oe architect – alejandro ramírez (find more here). the installation presents itself as an elongated vertical element that reaches 7.50 meters in height. the entire form intends to pay tribute to the quality and prestige of the wine— its four exterior faces are made up of a mirror-skin, serving as a reference to the elegant glass of a wine bottle.
the tower generates a landmark on the edge of one of viña lanciano’s plots, bringing its scale closer to the context of the ebro river and the mantible bridge, and creating reflections that contrast with the garnica wood interior. the LAN – 4 installation does not seek to compete with the local landscape. on the contrary, it dialogues, frames it and lives with it. thanks to is mirror cladding, the structure merges with its surroundings, in a poetic way. depending on the location of the viewer, the tower reveals a different face. last but not least, the tower has an opening at the top that allows you to see the sky.