Mar 2, 2020

  Tower of the Winds

Patronato Ruta de la Amistad A.C

Station #6, of the Route of the Friendship

Gonzalo Fonseca, Manuel Garay, 20th Century, From the collection of: Patronato Ruta de la Amistad A.C

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.

Tower of the Winds under construction, Gonzalo Fonseca, 20th Century, From the collection of: Patronato Ruta de la Amistad A.C

The Tower itself has the shape of a 13 meter high grain silo reinforced in concrete cast with RHS beams at its core.

Tower of the Winds under construction, Gonzalo Fonseca, 20th Century, From the collection of: Patronato Ruta de la Amistad A.C

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.

Tower of the Winds completed, Gonzalo Fonseca, 20th Century, From the collection of: Patronato Ruta de la Amistad A.C

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.

Tower of the Winds, Gonzalo Fonseca, 20th Century, From the collection of: Patronato Ruta de la Amistad A.C

The Tower of the Winds is the heart of the Cultural Program for the Route of Friendship since 1996

Location
Location: Periférico Sur (North-South direction) in front of Centro Comercial Perisur
Patronato Ruta de la Amistad
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