Marqués de Riscal Hotel
Construction of a complex comprising a restaurant, a 44-room hotel, a museum and an enology library.
- 2.000 m2 surface
- 16M€ budget
The Marqués de Riscal hotel, located in Elciego, in the province of Álava, was built by Ferrovial Agroman between 2003 and 2006. It was designed by prestigious Canadian architect Frank Gehry: curved shapes in a complex geometry using metallic materials—in this case, gold and red anodised titanium, and mirror finish stainless steel.
A peculiar feature of the project is that the hotel is built on top of one of the winery’s old cellars; so as not to damage the underground structure, heavy cranes were ruled out and a scaffolding system around the building was used. The total built area is 2,000 square metres.