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Ysios winery, photo by Wojtek Gurak

Calatrava "must pay" to replace leaking winery roof

Ysios winery, photo by Wojtek Gurak

News: the owners of the Santiago Calatrava-designed Ysios winery in Spain have launched legal action against the Spanish architect demanding he pays part of the £1.7 million needed to fix the building's leaky roof.

The winery in the rainy La Rioja region has continually let in water since it was completed 12 years ago, according to a writ lodged by Domecq, the winemaker that owns the building.

After repeated unsuccessful attempts by the architect's builders to fix the leaks, Domecq now wants Calatrava to put money towards a redesign by a new team of architects and engineers, reports the Guardian.

Ysios Winery, photo by Oscar Berrueta Suberviola

Above: photograph by Oscar Berrueta Suberviola
Top: photograph by Wojtek Gurak

The court action comes less than a year after Calatrava was accused of "bleeding Valencia dry" by allegedly raking in fees of €100 million for the showpiece City of the Arts and Science cultural centre.

We previously featured Calatrava's Liège-Guillemins railway station in Belgium and his Fourth Bridge on the Grand Canal in Venice – see all architecture by Santiago Calatrava.

Other Spanish wineries to appear on Dezeen include a partially submerged sandstone building and a  Corten steel-clad structure by Foster + Partners – see all wineries.