Station #6, of the Route of the Friendship
Gonzalo Fonseca (1922-1997) was born in Montevideo and lived in the United States.He studied architecture and was an apprentice to Joaquín Torres García, promoter of American Universal Constructivism.
The Tower itself has the shape of a 13 meter high grain silo reinforced in concrete cast with RHS beams at its core.
On the inside, there’s a space of 80m2 with a minimalistic aspect occupied by geometric elements that make reference to the furniture inside a home.
Unlike the other sculptures that make up the Route of Friendship, the Tower of the Winds is a habitable sculpture that includes the idea of the active spectator inside space.
The Tower of the Winds is the heart of the Cultural Program for the Route of Friendship since 1996
Acervo Arq. Pedro Ramírez Vázquez