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Frank Gehry-designed Guggenheim Abu Dhabi announces 2025 opening date

October 8, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
Render of Guggenheim Abu Dhabi by Frank Gehry

The long-awaited Guggenheim museum in Abu Dhabi by architect Frank Gehry is set to open in 2025, nearly 20 years after plans were unveiled and 14 years after construction began. Guggenheim Abu Dhabi is currently being constructed on Saadiyat Island – a cultural district under development off the coast of the UAE capital. At 42,000-square-metres,

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Salt panels made using “only sun and wind” used to clad interior of Frank Gehry’s Arles tower

July 9, 2021 Marcus Fairs 0
Salt-clad lift panel

Natural materials produced from local salt, sunflowers and algae have been used on the interior of Frank Gehry’s tower for Luma Foundation in Arles to lower its carbon footprint. Lift lobbies have been clad in thousands of salt panels produced in the ancient salt flats in the nearby Camargue nature reserve. Algae from the Camargue,

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This week we interviewed Frank Gehry about his Luma Arles tower

July 3, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
The Tower at Luma Arles

This week on Dezeen, we spoke to Frank Gehry about the environmental performance of his latest project, The Tower in the French town of Arles. In an exclusive interview with Dezeen, the 92-year-old Canadian-American architect said The Tower responds to concerns about the carbon footprint of architecture. “We fit into it,” he said. “But I

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Iwan Baan photographs Frank Gehry’s Luma Arles tower

June 30, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Iwan Baan photographs Frank Gehry' Luma Arles tower

Architectural photographer Iwan Baan has captured The Tower and its interiors, which was designed by architect Frank Gehry as the centrepiece of the Luma Arles cultural district. Baan’s photos show the distinctive tower rising above the surrounding buildings on the recently opened Luma Arles arts campus in the town of Arles, France. Clad in 11,000 irregularly arranged

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“I respond to every fucking detail of the time we’re in” says Frank Gehry

June 29, 2021 Marcus Fairs 0
Frank Gehry

Frank Gehry’s new tower in Arles fits with both the ancient Roman city and today’s environmental agenda, the architect claimed in an exclusive interview with Dezeen. Speaking to Dezeen in Arles last week the Pritzker Prize-winner said The Tower, which has a steel-and-concrete frame and a glazed drum at its base, responds to current concerns

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Frank Gehry unveils stainless steel-clad tower for Luma Arles arts centre

June 25, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Luma Arles arts tower by Frank Gehry

Pritzker Architecture Prize-winning architect Frank Gehry has revealed a tower for the Luma Arles arts centre in southern France ahead of its public opening tomorrow. Named The Tower, the stainless steel-clad cultural building is the centrepiece of the Luma Arles arts centre in the city of Arles. According to Gehry, the design references Arles’ Roman architecture, nearby mountains and

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“Neighbors got really pissed off” by Frank Gehry’s Santa Monica home, architect reveals

June 15, 2021 Marcus Fairs 0
Frank Gehry

Architect Frank Gehry has explained how his seminal 1978 home in Santa Monica caused a stir in an exclusive interview with PIN-UP magazine to mark the publication’s 30th issue. “The neighbors got really pissed off,” Gehry said of the project that helped catapult him to fame. “The neighbor two doors south of me was a

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