The Most Iconic Buildings Designed By Frank Gehry

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Frank Gehry is an award-winning architect born in Canada in 1929. He is a man with no limits who has never lived by any common practice.
In 1962, Frank started his own firm, after years of working for Victor Gruen Associates and Pereira and Luckman in Los Angeles. He also worked with Andre Remondet before he returned to California.
In 1989, he was awarded the Pritzker Prize.

Frank’s design is described as unique and ‘almost unreal’ and here are some iconic buildings he designed.

Cinémathèque Française, Paris

The Cinémathèque Française is a French non-profit film organization founded in 1936. This is for sure one of the largest archives of movie-related objects which offers screenings of worldwide movies every single day. Even its architecture is like from the movies and of course, it was designed by the legendary Frank Gehry.

Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles

It took over 15 years from the start of the Walt Disney Concert Hall project to its completion and it was absolutely worth the wait and the money. The project is finished in 2003 and its cost was estimated to $274 million.
What’s amazing, the inspiration for this incredible architecture is wind! Frank is a passionate sailor so the building looks like it’s in motion. This building became one of the most important parts of the city.

Dancing House, Prague, Czech Republic

Dancing House aka Fred and Ginger as Gehry himself nicknamed it after dancers Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. This amazing building is made of 99 cement panels and each of them is differently shaped. The front facade of the structure sticks out and looks like it was made of two entwined human figures.

New York By Gehry, New York City

New York by Gehry is an 899-unit residential apartment building that involves a pre-K to grade 8 public school, retail space, an ambulatory care center, and parking on the lower levels. When it opened, it was one of the tallest buildings in the world and it marked a new era of residential towers in New York City.

Guggenheim Museum In Bilbao, Spain

The building that revived the entire city! Guggenheim Bilbao is a museum of modern art which is itself a piece of art made by Frank Gehry. When this structure was finished it successfully started to attract tourists to the city of Bilbao and during the first 12 months since it opened, tourists generated even $160 million for the local economy.
This unique structure is named as one of the most important works of architecture in the last decades by numerous specialists.

Lou Ruvo Center, Las Vegas

The Lou Ruvo Center is an outpatient treatment and research facility in downtown Las Vegas on the land which is deed to Keep Memory Alive, the fundraising arm of LRCBH, by the City of Las Vegas as part of its Symphony Park.
This incredible structure is approximately 65,000-square-feet and includes 13 examination rooms, offices for health care practicians and researchers, a “Museum of the Mind”, and a community auditorium.

Gehry Tower, Hanover, Germany

Gehry Tower is a nine-story building that was commissioned by the city-owned Hanover Transport Services. The structure is memorable and famous for the twist in its outside facade on a ferroconcrete core and it takes a really small piece of the ground on which it is located.

Peter B. Lewis Building, Cleveland, Ohio

The Peter B. Lewis Building is finished in 2002, and it has housed the Weatherhead School of Management at Cleveland’s Case Western Reserve University. By the building’s unique exterior, you can say that it is Gehry’s structure. Its open interior is meant to encourage cross-disciplinary socializing.

Museum Of Pop Culture, Seattle, Washington

Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle on the first looks like it’s melting under Seattle’s mellow sun. This incredible structure was inspired by rock music and the energy it expresses.
Gehry once said that the preparations included putting together pieces of a guitar in order to create a shape that would inspire the future museum.

Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis

Weisman Art Museum is part of the University of Minnesota’s campus and it was build before computers became a necessary tool in the field of architecture. The structure is very eye-catching and unique, it is an abstract piece of art.


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