Cada Cuba Huele al Vino que Tiene
Plaza del Revellín
DP Architects, Kyle Fulton – Takanao Todo
The Cooper’s Cabin, is a devotional space dedicated to Rioja wine. It is a pure distillation of not only the region; it’s soil, climate and grapes but also the wooden barrels used in the wine’s maturation.
Formally, each Cabin has been designed as a deconstructed wine barrel, the poplar plywood forming the staves and riveted wooden rings acting as hoops holding the whole construction together. The inside face of the wood has been stained a deep purple with the wine of the surrounding vineyards.
Experientially, each Cabin is entered ceremonially through a low door. Your eyes are directed towards the ground where a wine hued light represents the earth, then as you stand you see the sky above framed in a hooped oculus. As you begin to look about you notice the deep colour of the wood around you and then the scent of the wine soaked wood. It is an all-encompassing sensory experience which makes you a part of Logroño and the Rioja region.