“KILLKA” art space, Salentein Wineries
Tunuyán, Valle de Uco, Mendoza, Argentina, 2005
Killka is a space dedicated to art within the bigger Salentein Space, which is additionally composed of vineyards, a winery, an inn, a chapel, and a large flora and fauna reserve. The architecture was designed by the Bórmida & Yanzón Studio, and the propagation of native vegetation, collected from the hills near by, was carried out by IADIZA – CRYCIT. This work represents the labor of man and of nature: the cultivated oasis and the desert. It is a pioneer xeriscaping project in Mendoza, which has marked a tendency in the conceptualization of landscaping. Over the years, the native vegetation has enriched the extensions of grass with bushes and flowers. As a landscaper, I am grateful because the beauty of the project has grown with the help of Nature’s hand, while the design has endured, proving that this is the right type of sustainable landscaping for arid zones.
Photographs: Courtesy of Salentein Wineries