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BUILDING
 
 
Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa
Guggenheim Bilbao Museum
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DESIGNER
 
 
Frank O. Gehry

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VIDEO
 
 
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MATERIALS
 
steel, reinforced concrete, metal, stone, glass

Titanium, Spanish limestone, glass, steel structure, concrete.

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BUSINESS ENTERPRISES
 
Construction materials
Italcementi Group
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LOCATION
 
Continent
Europe
Nation
Spain [España]
Region
Basque Country [País Vasco (Euskadi)]
Province
Vizcaya (Bizkaia)
Comarca
Gran Bilbao
Town
Bilbao (Bilbo)
District
Abando
Address
Avenida Abandoibarra, 2
 
 
Telephone
+34.94.435.9000
Fax
+34.94.435.9010
Website
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MAP
 
 
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TYPOLOGY
 
Main
ARCHITECTURE
Buildings for cultural activities
Art galleries and exhibition areas
Museums and buildings for exhibitions
Art museums
Additional
ARCHITECTURE
Buildings for cultural activities
Permanent exhibitions and installations
Commercial buildings
Bars, cafeterias
Urban equipment and structures for public areas
Structures for public areas
Architecture of parklands and water
Fountains, ponds
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
1990 - 1991     project winner of limited competiton
Realisation
1993 - 1997
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THE BUILDING IN CINEMA
 
Title
  Gehry's Vertigo
Directed by
Ila Bêka, Louise Lemoine
Nationality
France
Year of production
2013
Cast
Building's role
Protagonist
Title
  Hotel Tívoli
Directed by
Antón Reixa
Nationality
Spain
Year of production
2007
Cast
Luis Tosar, José Ángel Egido, Nancho Novo, Mabel Rivera, Valeria Bertuccelli, Marta Larralde, Mikel Erentxun, Uxía Blanco, Ginés García Millán, Carlos Blanco, Luis Zahera, Manuel Manzaneque, Sonia Castelo, Adolfo Fernández, Enrique Piñeyro
Building's role
Appreciable
Title
  Sketches of Frank Gehry
Directed by
Sydney Pollack
Nationality
Germany - USA
Year of production
2005
Cast
Charles Arnoldi, Mildred Friedman, Frank O. Gehry, Bob Geldof, Dennis Hopper, Charles Jencks, Philip Johnson, Sydney Pollack
Building's role
Considerable
 
Title
  The World is not Enough
Directed by
Michael Apted
Nationality
United Kingdom, USA
Year of production
1999
Cast
Pierce Brosnan, Sophie Marceau, Robert Carlyle, Denise Richards, Robbie Coltrane, Valentin Zukovsky, Desmond Llewelyn, Judi Dench, John Cleese, Maria Grazia Cucinotta
Building's role
Marginal
Annotations
James Bond, A007
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
Markus Breitschmid, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. Frank Gehry , Corporis Publisher for Architecture, Art, and Photography, "Architecture Case Study No. 14", 2013
Loredana Mascheroni (ed.), Mirta D'Argenzio, "La materia del tempo/The Matter of Time" (intervista con/interview with Richard Serra), Domus 889, febbraio/february 2006, pp. 100-103
Fulvio Irace, Dimenticare Vitruvio. Temi, figure e paesaggi dell'architettura contemporanea, IlSole 24 Ore, Milano 2001, pp. 18-26 [da Il Sole 24 Ore, 19 ottobre 1997]
Pietro Derossi, "Un invito alla riflessione", Il Progetto 8, ottobre/october 2000, "Contro pagina" p. 45 (44-45)
Bruno Zevi, "Dopo 5000 anni: la rivoluzione/After 5000 years: the revolution", Lotus international 104, marzo/march 2000 [Informale e nuove strutture/New Structures and the Informal], p. 56-57 (52-59)

Charles Jencks, "Il nuovo paradigma dell'architettura non lineare/The New Paradigm: Non Linear Architecture", Lotus international 104, marzo/march 2000 [Informale e nuove strutture/New Structures and the Informal], p. 95 (80-97)
Joan Ockman, Nicholas Adams, "Forme dello spettacolo/Forms of Spectacle", Casabella 673/674, dicembre 1999-gennaio 2000/december 1999-january 2000 [USA, architettura come spettacolo], p. 4 (4-7), 162-163
John Rajchman, "Effetto Bilbao/The Bilbao Effect", Casabella 673/674, dicembre 1999-gennaio 2000/december 1999-january 2000 [USA, architettura come spettacolo], pp. 10-11, 163-164
Suzanne Stephens, "The Bilbao Effect", Architectural record 5/1999, "Features" pp. 168-173 (167-192, 356, 359-360)
"Trajectory through Time", Architectural record 5/1999, "Features" p. 182 (174-183)
Ezra Stoller, Jeff Goldberg, Guggenheim New York/Guggenheim Bilbao, Princeton Architectural Press, 1999
Giorgio Romoli, Frank O. Gehry. Museo Guggenheim, Bilbao, Universale di Architettura, Testo&Immagine, Torino 1999
"Record readers were asked: What do you think of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao?", Architectural Record 11/1998, november 1998, "Dialogue/Pulse" p. 30
"Frank O. Gehry. Guggenheim Museum. Bilbao, 1991-1997", Lotus international 98, settembre/september 1998 [Guggenheim, Bilbao], pp. 6-26
Pierluigi Nicolin, "Lo smembramento di Orfeo/The Dismemberment of Orpheus", Lotus international 98, settembre/september 1998 [Guggenheim, Bilbao], pp. 11-25 (6-26)
Francesco Dal Co, Kurt W. Foster, Hadley Soutter Arnold, Frank O.Gehry, Electa, Milano 1998, pp. 480-497
Luigi Prestinenza Puglisi, Hyperarchitettura. Spazi nell'età dell'elettronica, Universale di Architettura, Testo&Immagine, Torino 1998, p. 32
Coosje van Bruggen, Frank O. Gehry. Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Harry N. Abrams Inc., 1998
"Museo Guggenheim Bilbao/Guggenheim Museum Bilbao", El Croquis 88-89, 1998/I [Worlds one/Mundos uno], pp. 22-63
Sebastiano Brandolini, "Museo Guggenheim, Bilbao/The Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao", Domus 798, novembre/november 1997 [Star System], "Progetti/Projects" pp. 10-19
Herbert Muschamp, "The Miracle in Bilbao", The New York Times, september 7, 1997
tr. it.: "Il fantasma di Marilyn Monroe", Il Magazine dell'architettura 3, novembre 2007, allegato a Il giornale dell'architettura 56, novembre 2007, pp. 17-21
"Autunno basco: storia di un museo/Basque autumn: the story of a museum", Domus 796, settembre/september 1997 [Perché un nuovo artigianato/Why new craftsmanship], "Notizie/News", (41
"Frank O. Gehry. Guggenheim Museum a Bilbao, il 31 maggio 1997→Opening October 15th, 1997", Casabella 648, settembre/september 1997, "Editoriali" pp. 4-5
Sigfried Giedion, "Contro il razionalismo settario, 1947", Casabella 632, marzo/march 1996, p. 14 (2-15) - Sigfried Giedion, A decade of Contemporary Architecture, Wittenborn, New York 1954, pp. 40-41
Roberto Gargiani, "Il rivestimento di Frank Gehry, o della Lamina Elastica", Casabella 632, marzo/march 1996, p. 4 (2-15)
Frank O. Gehry, "Il museo Guggenheim a Bilbao in costruzione", Casabella 632, marzo/march 1996, pp. 2-15
Pierluigi Nicolin, "Dopo il Guggenheim - Guggenheim/After the Guggenheim", Lotus international 85, maggio/may 1995 [Dopo il Guggenheim - Guggenheim/After the Guggenheim], pp. 44-45 (44-73)

"Guggenheim. Gehry, Gwathmey & Siegel, Isozaki, Wright", Lotus international 85, maggio/may 1995 [Dopo il Guggenheim - Guggenheim/After the Guggenheim], pp. 62-73 (44-73)
Alessandro Rocca, "Dalla spirale alla rete/From the Spiral to the Web", Lotus international 85, maggio/may 1995 [Dopo il Guggenheim - Guggenheim/After the Guggenheim], pp. 47-52 (44-73)
Alessandro Rocca, "Bilbao: studio di fattibilità per un museo d'arte moderna e contemporanea/Bilbao: Feasibility Study for a Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art", Lotus international 85, maggio/may 1995 [Dopo il Guggenheim - Guggenheim/After the Guggenheim], pp. 62-63 (44-73)
"Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao. Frank O. Gehry", Lotus international 85, maggio/may 1995 [Dopo il Guggenheim - Guggenheim/After the Guggenheim], pp. 65-73 (44-73)
Eduardo Leira, "La costruzione della metropoli. Un progetto strategicoBilbao: the construction of the metropolis. A strategic project", in "Per Bilbao: una nuova città lineare lungo la Ría/For Bilbao: a new linear city along the Ría", Casabella 622, aprile/april 1995, p. 33 (21-33)
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EXHIBITIONS
 
 
Ila Bêka, Louise Lemoine, Living Architecture. Tre letture di architettura contemporanea, Udine, Gallerie del Progetto, Palazzo Morpurgo, 31 october 2008/10 january 2009
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ADDITIONS AND DIGRESSIONS
 
 
TV spot Omnitel - Vodafone, 2001
Directed by Thomas Krygier, with Megan Gale
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CLIENT
 
 
Administraciones Vascas
Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Surface
Site sq.m. 32.700
Gross building area sq.m. 28.000
Building sq.m.  24.290
Galleries sq.m.  10.560
Public space sq.m. 2.500
Library sq.m. 200
Auditorium sq.m. 605
Offices sq.m. 1.200
Museum Store sq.m.  375
Restaurant sq.m. 460
Café sq.m. 150
Capacity
Auditorium 300 seats
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STRUCTURES
 
 
Skidmore, Owings & Merril - Hal Iyangar (Senior Structural Consultant), John Zils (Associate Partner), Bob Sinn (Project Engineer)
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STAFF
 
Project
Frank O. Gehry & Associates
Project leader
Frank O. Gehry
Principal-in-charge
Randy Jefferson
Project management
Vano Haritunians
Project architect
Douglas Hanson, Edwin Chan
Design team
Robert G. Hale, Rich Barret, Karl Blette, Tomaso Bradshaw, Steve Butts, Padraic Cassidy, Naomi Ehrenpreis, Matt Fineout, Doug Giesy, Dave Hardie, Michael Hootman, Grzegorz Kosmal, Mark Lefitz, Sara MacDonald, Mehran Mashayekh, Patricia McCaul, Chris Mercier, George Metzger, Brent Miller, David Reddy, Marc Salette, Charles Sanchez, Eva Sobesky, Derek Soltes, Todd Spiegel, Tom Stallman, Josh White, Jeff Wauer, Tami Wedekind, Kristin Woehl.
Executive architect
IDOM, Bilbao - José Maria Asumendi (Project Director), Luis Rodriguez Llopis (Project Manager), César Caicoya (Senior Architect)
Consultant
Carlos Iturriaga (Architectural consultant)
Art intervention
Jeff Koons: "Puppy", 1992
Mechanical engineer
Cosentini Associates, New York - Marvin Mass (Partner), Igor bienstock (Project Engineer), Tony Cirillo (Plumbing/Fire Protection), Edward Martinez (Electrical Engineer)
Lighting engineer
Lam Partners, Boston
Acoustical consultant
McKay, Connant, Brook, Inc., Los Angeles - Ernesto Garcia Vadillo
Theatre consultant
Peter George Associates, New York
Facades consultant
Peter Muller Inc., Houston
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ANNOTATIONS
 
 
Groundbreaking: October 22, 1993
Public opening: October 19, 1997




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