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BUILDING
 
 
Walt Disney Concert Hall
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DESIGNER
 
 
Frank O. Gehry

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LOCATION
 
Continent
North America
Nation
United States
State
California
County
Los Angeles
Town
Los Angeles
District
Downtown
Address
111, South Grand Avenue (First street)
 
 
Telephone
+1.(323).850.2000
Website
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TYPOLOGY
 
Main
ARCHITECTURE
Buildings for recreational activities
Auditoriums and music centres
Additional
ARCHITECTURE
Commercial buildings
Shops
Bars, cafeterias
Restaurants
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
1987    
Realisation
1999 - 2003
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THE BUILDING IN CINEMA
 
Title
  Valentine's Day
Directed by
Garry Marshall
Nationality
USA
Year of production
2010
Cast
Jessica Alba, Kathy Bates, Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper, Eric Dane, Patrick Dempsey, Hector Elizondo, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Garner, Topher Grace, Anne Hathaway, Ashton Kutcher, Queen Latifah, George Lopez, Shirley MacLaine, Emma Roberts, Julia Roberts, Taylor Swift, Taylor Lautner, Carter Jenkins
Building's role
Appreciable
Title
  The Soloist
Directed by
Joe Wright
Nationality
UK, USA, France
Year of production
2009
Cast
Jamie Foxx, Robert Downey, Jr., Catherine Keener, Tom Hollander, Lisa Gay Hamilton
Building's role
Appreciable
Title
  Fracture
Directed by
Gregory Hoblit
Nationality
USA
Year of production
2007
Cast
Ryan Gosling, Anthony Hopkins, David Strathairn, Rosamund Pike, Embeth Davidtz, Billy Burke, Cliff Curtis, Fiona Shaw, Bob Gunton, Josh Stamberg, Xander Berkeley, Zoe Kazan
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
  After the Sunset
Directed by
Brett Ratner
Nationality
USA
Year of production
2004
Cast
Pierce Brosnan, Salma Hayek, Woody Harrelson, Don Cheadle, Naomie Harris, Chris Penn, Troy Garity
Building's role
Marginal
 
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
Philip Jodidio, Architecture now! vol.3, Taschen, Köln 2005, pp. 142-153
Francesco dal Co, "Uno spettacolo "osceno e commestibile": Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles/An "obscene, edible" spectacle: Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles", Casabella 717-718, dicembre 2003-gennaio 2004/december 2003-january 2004 [Luoghi per la cultura: riusi, restauri, nuove costruzioni], pp. 90-103
Decio Guardigli, "Fuoriserie/Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles", L'Arca 186, novembre/november 2003, pp. 10-19
Alessia Griginis, "La scatola musicale di Gehry a Los Angeles", Il giornale dell'architettura 11, ottobre 2003, p. 17

"Chi sono gli esperti acustici", Il giornale dell'architettura 11, ottobre 2003, p. 17
Michael Webb. Richard Bryant/Arcaid (photo), "Un teatro per Los Angeles/A hall for Los Angeles", Domus 863, ottobre/october 2003, "Servizi/Features" pp. 40-63
"Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, Ca", GA Document 75, october 2003, pp. 8-25
Vincenzo Genovese, "Walt Disney Concert Hall di Frank O Gehry. Una promessa mantenuta/Frank O Gehry's Walt Disney Concert Hall. A promise fulfilled", L'architettura. Cronache e storia 576, ottobre/october 2003, pp. 780-781
Deyan Sudjic, "Su il sipario!/Raising the curtain", Domus 854, dicembre/december 2002, pp. 28-29
"Frank O. Gehry. Il cantiere della Walt Disney Concert Hall. Los Angeles, USA ottobre 2002", Casabella 706-707, dicembre 2002-gennaio 2003/december 2002-january 2003 [Materiali: "coerenza e necessità"],  pp. 166-173
Anna Foppiano, "Gehry prima di Gehry/gehry before Gehry", Abitare 418, giugno/june 2002, pp. 160-163
Michael Webb, "Un simbolo per Los Angeles/A Civic Symbol for Los Angeles", Domus 822, gennaio/january 2000 [Dopo il 2000/After 2000], Notizie/News VI
"Walt Disney Concert Hall", Casabella 673/674, dicembre 1999-gennaio 2000/december 1999-january 2000 [USA, architettura come spettacolo], "Spectatori Spaces" pp. 57-61
Frank O. Gehry, "Dalla relazione di progetto", Casabella 673/674, dicembre 1999-gennaio 2000/december 1999-january 2000 [USA, architettura come spettacolo], "Spectatori Spaces" p. 57 (57-61)
Robert Ivy, "Frank Gehry: Plain Talk with a Master", Architectural record 5/1999, "Features" p. 187 (185-192, 356, 359-360)
Gioia Gattamorta, Luca Rivalta, "Gehry e Los Angelels/Gehry's Los Angeles", Domus 814, aprile/april 1999, Itinerario/Itinerary 155, n. 22
Francesco Dal Co, Kurt W. Foster, Hadley Soutter Arnold, Frank O.Gehry. Tutte le opere, Electa, Milano 1998, pp. 442-453
Julie Moline, "Fund-raisers optimistic as deadline looms for Disney Concert Hall", Architectural Record 2/1997, february 1997, "News" p. 28
Mario Antonio Arnaboldi, "Walt Disney Concert Hall", L'Arca 62, luglio-agosto/july-august 1992 [Architetture negli USA/Architecture in the USA], pp. 6-11
Zodiac 2, 2° semestre 1989 [Storie e progetti di teatri], pp. 180-195 (154-223)
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ADDITIONS AND DIGRESSIONS
 
 
The Simpson [cartoon], 16th season, 3 april 2005 [USA]




review: "Fine amara per la sala Gehry nella città dei Simpson", Il giornale dell'architettura 29, maggio 2005, "Professioni" p. 9
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CLIENT
 
 
Music Center of Los Angeles County
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Capacity
concert hall 2.273 seats
theatre 500 seats
underground parking 2.500 cars
Surface
sq.m. 18.600
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STRUCTURES
 
 
CBM Engineering, Inc.
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LANDSCAPE DESIGN
 
 
Melinda Taylor Landscape Design
Lawrence Reed Moline
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STAFF
 
Project
Frank O. Gehry & Associates
Design concept
Frank O. Gehry
Design team
Frank O. Gehry, James Glymph, Craig Webb, Michael Maltzen, Andrew Alper, Rick Black, Tomaso Bradshaw, Padraic Cassidy, Jonathan Davis, Jim Dayton, Jon Drezner, Victoria Jenkins, Alex Meconi, George Metzger, Rosemary Morris, David Pakshong, Michael Resnic, Michael J.Sant, Matthias Seufert, Eva Sobesky, Randall Stout, Tensho Takemori, Larry Tighe, Hiroshi Tokumaru, Dane Twichel, William Ullman, Eric Wegerbauer, Gretchen Werner, Josh White, Tim Williams, Brian Yoo; Dworsky Associates
Project leader
Jim Glymph
Project architect
Terry Bell, Craig Webb
Associate architect
Dworsky Associates
Project management
Stegeman & Kastner
Acoustical consultant
Nagata Acoustics - Yosuhisa Toyota (director), Minouru Nagata (executive advisor), Keiji Oguchi, Motoo Komoda
Theatre consultant
Theater Project Consultants
Consultant
Organ:
Manuel Rosales (sound design)
Frank O. Gehry (form design)
Mechanical engineer
Levine/Seegel Associates - Cosentini Associates
Electrical engineer
Frederick Russell Brown and Associates
 
 
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