Check Out Starchitect Frank Gehry’s Most Striking Designs
The Canadian-born architect is known for his striking postmodern designs, such as the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and Spain’s Guggenheim Museum. But, those are just two of a long list of famous projects. The 87-year-old namesake of Gehry Partners has designed some of the most innovative buildings in the world, and Bisnow is taking you to seven of them.
Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis
This museum is housed on the campus of the University of Minnesota and was completed in 1993. It features steel-clad turrets and bays and overlooks the Mississippi River.
The Olympic Fish Pavilion, Barcelona
The golden steel-mesh sculpture was designed to resemble a goldfish, and is said to have been a symbol for the Barcelona Olympics in 1992.
Dancing House, Prague
The Dancing House looks just like it sounds. Officially the Nationale-Nederlanden building, the offices were built in 1996 and made to resemble a couple swaying in the breeze.
Peter B. Lewis Building, Cleveland
In line with Gehry's style, this brick building at Cleveland’s Case Western Reserve University is encompassed by sheets of unfurling stainless steel.
Lou Ruvo Center For Brain Health, Las Vegas
The Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health opened in 2010 and the $70M project was conceived by Larry Ruvo, a Las Vegas entrepreneur whose father died of Alzheimer's.
Biomuseo, Panorama City
The Panamanian ecology museum opened in 2013, and is said to be Gehry's first Latin design. The many colors in the design are uncharacteristic for Gehry, but are a tribute to Panama's culture.
Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Chicago
This project was the centerpiece of downtown Chicago's transformation into Millennium Park. The bandshell can hold up to 11,000 people and was completed in 2004.