Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
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Architect Frank Gehry
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Location Bilbao, Spain   map
Date 1997   timeline
Building Type art museum
 Construction System steel frame, titanium sheathing
Climate temperate
Context urban
Style Expressionist Modern
Notes A free scuplture of curvaceous metal-clad forms.


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Discussion Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Commentary

The new Guggenheim Museum Bilbao by Frank Gehry was probably the most often mentioned new building of 1998 and 1999 in architecture circles. The composition continues a curvaceous, free-form sculptural style that has become a Gehry signature. The abstract, free-form components of this style were present in the early Gehry House, and a similarly sleek curvaceous cladding was displayed in the sculptural fish of the Fishdance Restaurant.

Associated with the Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York, building by Frank Lloyd Wright.

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