Olafur Eliasson cone pavilion for a California winery


Other Spaces teamed up with artist Olafur Eliasson to create the Sonoma Valley Glass Cone Vertical Panoram

Olafur Eliasson's cone pavilion for a California winery

Artist Olafur Eliasson and architect Sebastian Behmann from Studio Other Spaces came up with an unusual idea for The Donum Estate, California winery pavilion. It looks like a cone raised on metal columns, whose surface is made up of 832 colored glass panels of different transparency and shades.

The winding paths that lead to the pavilion are cut right into the ground and lined with brick retaining walls. Seating in curved booths has been placed under a colorful canopy. /08/1b5e05716f10be6848a492d4ad7a9499.jpg” width=”728″ height=”475″ class=”lazy-image__image _align-center” data-v-64ca9b5a=”1″ alt=”Olafur Eliasson Cone Pavilion for California Winery” />

It has a conical shape that was created from 832 laminated glass panels in 24 different colors and different transparencies. Its structure is made of stainless steel and consists of twelve columns that support a sinuous concentric canopy above it.

“Concrete design elements are abstractions of components taken from a vertical section of the pavilion located on the estate”,  Eliasson and Behmann say.

“The pavilion captures the surrounding ephemera soil, vegetation, wind, sun, atmosphere and rain  and incorporates them into a colorful canopy that reflects the wine's unique signature.”

Olafur Eliasson Cone Pavilion for California Winery

The glass cone, 14.5 meters in diameter, narrows to a circular opening at its highest point, framing the view of the sky. Rows of glass panels in shades of orange, blue, pink and red cover the concentric stainless steel structure  Olafur Eliasson chose these colors because they connect the pavilion with the colors of the Sonoma Valley landscape.

Olafur Eliasson Cone Pavilion for California WineryOlafur Eliasson Cone Pavilion for California Winery

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