Aerial view of Renzo Piano–designed exhibition space at Château La Coste.

Renzo Piano–Designed Art Space Opens at Château La Coste

Architect Renzo Piano has designed a new exhibition space for contemporary art on the five-hundred-acre property of Château La Coste, a vineyard in the South of France. Philip Stevens of Designboom writes that the nearly 3,100-square-foot structure has been built almost twenty feet into the ground yet still receives a great deal of natural light. The main exhibition space is flanked by two cellars that store the vineyard’s renowned wines.

Currently on view in the space is photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto’s exhibition “The Sea and Mirror,” which runs until September 3, 2017. Piano is among a handful of architects—such as Jean Nouvel, Tadao Ando, and Frank Gehry—who have created buildings for Château La Coste.