设计单位 Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP)
拉科斯特堡（Château La Coste）是一处占地500英亩、自然风光旖旎的艺术和建筑胜地。理查德·罗杰斯去年6月退休前的最后一个项目，理查德·罗杰斯画廊，即坐落于此地的葡萄园中。画廊面积120平方米，建筑悬挑于在山坡的树木之间，在历史悠久的罗马古道上方，俯瞰La Quille和吕贝隆国家公园遗址。建筑接入拉科斯特堡建筑与艺术步道，步道还连接有著名建筑师伦佐·皮亚诺、安藤忠雄和让·努维尔的展亭。
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) with Château La Coste are pleased to present the completion of Richard Rogers’ final work begun before his retirement from practice in June 2020. Château La Coste, a 500-acre area of outstanding natural beauty is an internationally renowned destination for art and architecture. Set in Château La Coste’s vineyard, the Richard Rogers Drawing Gallery is a 120m2 gallery space that cantilevers off a hillside amongst trees above an historic Roman track, overlooking the ancient ruin of La Quille and the Luberon National Park. It joins the Château La Coste’s Architectural & Art Walk, amongst pavilions by renowned architects including, Renzo Piano, Tadao Ando and Jean Nouvel.
In 2011, Richard was invited to choose a place in the landscape that spoke directly to him and was given the freedom to design a gallery that would live there. The remote and unusual location selected required a bespoke design and fabrication. Designed to have the lightest of touches on the area and its ecology, the building cantilevers out 27m to a point 18m above the heavily wooded site. Its delicate joints and expressed elements support the lightweight extruded gallery, clad in a naturally finished satin steel, softly mirroring the surrounding landscape.
The external orange steel beams taper as the construction floats outwards into mid-air. Where the building touches the ground, it does so subtly, belying the robust engineering below ground that supports the structure from just one end. Industrial in nature but with elegant handcrafted details, the building is itself a sculpture in this landscape.
You leave the terra firma of the old Roman track and transition across a lightweight bridge to the cantilevering gallery. Walking through the support structure it is here where the visitor experiences a sensation of almost floating. The gallery’s single rectangular room frames a view of the landscape through the 5x4m opening at its furthest end, beyond extends a terrace, above which the eaves gently jut out buffering the light between inside and out.
The physics of the building, cantilevering as it is in combination with the region’s seismic activity, requires bridge type engineering and construction techniques. The building and its materials needed to be flexible. The cables at the entrance that ground the structure contract and expand, sensitive even to the local climate’s fluctuating temperatures. The poured resin gallery floor flexes in harmony with the structure.
Stephen Spence, RSHP associate partner and project lead said: “The gallery is a beautifully handcrafted piece of architecture that soars out dramatically into the canopy of the trees to ‘capture the view’ of the mountains of the Luberon. 'In contrast to the neutral gallery space, the legibility of the external structure is enhanced by its bold orange colour, specifically chosen both to compliment, but also contrast with the surrounding seasonal landscape.”
RICHARD ROGERS DRAWING GALLERY
Completion: NOV 2020
Gross internal floor area: 120m2
Architect: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
Local architect: Demaria Architecture
Client: Chàteau La Coste/Paddy Mc Killen
Structural engineer: Lang Engineering Consultancy
Project manager: Rainey + Best
Steel Works: Bysteel
Building enclosure: Setanta Construction
Specialist engineering: Hasson Engineering Solutions
Local engineer: ATES
Internal fit out: SCEA Château La Coste, IDME France, ACM France