Ólafur Elíasson: Vertical Panorama Pavilion : Sonoma, California, USA

1 August 2022 

The Donum Estate, one of the leading California Pinot Noir producers, inaugurates Vertical Panorama Pavilion, a space dedicated to tasting wine, enabling a contextual and unique encounter between senses and surroundings. The pavilion is designed by Studio Other Spaces, founded by artist Olafur Eliasson and architect Sebastian Behmann.

Inspired by the history of circular calendars, the conical canopy is centered on a northern oriented oculus and glazed with 832 colored laminated glass panels depicting yearly averages of the four meteorological parameters at the Estate – solar radiance, wind intensity, temperature, and humidity. The glass panels consist of 24 colors in variations of translucent and transparent hues, which resonate colors of the local environment in the Sonoma Valley. Vertical Panorama Pavilion is a synergy of art and architecture that manifests Studio Other Spaces' vision of designing public spaces through interdisciplinary and experimental methodologies.

Read more