Wineries by Frank Gehry, Foster+Partners and Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
The landscapes of northern Spain’s millenia-old wine-growing areas are changing. Amidst the stone and the vineyards, there are now flashes of titanium, parabolic arcs and low-lying trefoils. Vineyards that pride themselves on the age of their vines are erecting structures whose most salient characteristic is their novelty. And while locals might approach the trend with scepticism – Frank Gehry’s latest structure is hailed dubiously as la cosa, “the thing”, by villagers – the winemakers themselves show no signs of losing interest.