In the mid 1980’s the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany became the first building in Europe completed by Pritzker Prize winner Frank Gehry – and fittingly the museum is now hosting an exhibition of his work.
Curated by the Italian Germano Celant, the show presents a selection of projects designed by the Toronto-born architect over the last 13 years, giving an insight into how buildings evolve from early, conceptual phases right through the construction process to the finish product we see.
Visitors will be drawn in particular to the models, every one of which is a piece of art in its own right. Drawings, detailed studies and photographs are also on display, allowing people to see for themselves how the creative process works for Gehry’s practice.
Among the projects on show are the Guggenheim Museums in Bilbao and Abu Dhabi, the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, the Neue Zollhof in Dusseldorf, the Ray and Maria Stata Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago and the DZ Bank building in Berlin.
The exhibition runs until 13 March 2011.
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