Cosanti is a beautiful place to see the works of Paolo Soleri. Soleri is world famous for his handcrafted windbells. At Cosanti, visitors can see how the artisans pour the hot bronze into molds to create such unique bells. Each bell is etched by one of the artisans at the foundry. The same design is never used twice.
Not only will you see these special windbells, but you will also see spectacular architecture. In 1956, Soleri began is his research and study of non-traditional construction methods. Cosanti is the place where Soleri developed his ideas and created unique structures. Here Soleri built earth formed structures in the middle of courtyards, terraces and gardens. Cosanti is an Arizona historic site.
At Cosanti you will tour through displays which include sculptures, windbells, and photographs of Arosanti (a prototype of a new urban habit built by Soleri near Cordes Junction). If you would like to learn more about Arosanti, you can by typing in Arosanti into the search box.
Fully guided tours (with a minimum of five people) cost $5.00 per person or $4.00 for students and seniors. This cost is a requested donation. Partially guided tours (with a minimum of 10 people) cost $3.50 per person. Guided tours are scheduled by reservation only.
Cosanti is open everyday from 9 am to 5 pm. If you would like more information on Cosanti, call 602-948-6145.
Cosanti is located in Paradise Valley, just outside of Phoenix. If you are on Interstate 17 take the Bell Road exit and head east toward Paradise Valley and Scottsdale. Once you get to Tatum, you will need to make a right turn and travel south on Tatum. When you get to the intersection of Tatum and Doubletree Ranch Road turn left and head east on Doubletree Road. You will see Cosanti on the left-hand side of the road just past Invergordon.