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BUILDING
 
 
EMP Museum | Experience Music Project
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DESIGNER
 
 
Frank O. Gehry

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DESCRIPTION
 
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Frank O. Gehry, EMP Museum, Experience Music Project, SeattleEMP is a leading-edge, nonprofit museum, dedicated to the ideas and risk-taking that fuel contemporary popular culture.

Frank O. Gehry, EMP Museum, Experience Music Project, SeattleWith its roots in rock ‘n’ roll, EMP serves as a gateway museum, reaching multi- generational audiences through our collections, exhibitions, and educational programs, using interactive technologies to engage and empower our visitors. At EMP, artists, audiences, and ideas converge, bringing understanding, interpretation, and scholarship to the popular culture of our time.
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MATERIALS
 
steel, concrete, glass

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LOCATION
 
Continent
North America
Nation
United States
State
Washington
County
King
Town
Seattle
Address
325 5th Avenue N - Seattle Center
 
 
Telephone
+1.206.770.2700
Website
E-mail
experience@empmuseum.org
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TYPOLOGY
 
Main
ARCHITECTURE
Museums and buildings for exhibitions
Specialized museums
Education buildings
Libraries, archives and documentation centres
Buildings for recreational activities
Auditoriums and music centres
Additional
ARCHITECTURE
Buildings for offices and professional practises
Offices
Commercial buildings
Bars, cafeterias
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
1996    
Realisation
1997 - 2000
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THE BUILDING IN CINEMA
 
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
Marginal
 
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
Elisabetta G. Mapelli, "Museo della Musica Rock a Seattle, USA / Experience Music Project (EPM), Seattle, USA", L'industria delle costruzioni 371, maggio-giugno/may-june 2003 [Architettura dei musei], pp. 30-35
Olivo Barbieri (photo), "Frank O. Gehry. Experience Music Project. Seattle", Lotus Navigator 6, settembre/september 2002 [L'espansione dell'arte / The expansion of art], pp. 110-123
Philip Jodidio, Architecture Now!, Taschen, Köln 2001, pp. 101-109
"Experience Music Project. Frank O Gehry & Associates", GA Document 63, november 2000, pp. 10-23
"Experience Music Project in Seattle. Frank O. Gehry, Santa Monica", Detail 7/2000, oktober-november/october-november 2000 [Umnutzung, Erweiterung, Sanierung, Refurbishment, Réhabilitation], p. 1197
Peter Davey, "Body and mind: Sydney's Olympian feats, Gehry's Seattle experience, Chaix & Morel", Architectural Review 1244, october 2000, pp. 50-85
Catherine Slessor, "Museum of Contemporary Music, Seattle, WA. Frank O Gehry & Associates", Architectural Review 1244, october 2000, pp. 72-77 (50-85)
Charles Linn, "Creating sleek metal skins for buildings", Architectural Record 10/2000, october 2000, pp. 173-178
Rowan Moore, "Gehry dopo Bilbao / Gehry after Bilbao", Domus  829, settembre/september 2000, "Servizi/Features" pp. 72-83
James S. Russell, "A marriage of money, technology, youth culture, and glitz, the Experience Music Project is Frank O Gehry's paean to rock 'n' roll rebellion", Architectural Record 8/2000, august 2000, pp. 126-137
Zoe Ryan, "Music hall. Frank O Gehry & Associates", Blueprint 174, july 2000, pp. 20-21
Robert Ivy, "Frank Gehry: Plain Talk with a Master", Architectural record 5/1999, "Features" p. 192 (185-192, 356, 359-360)
Frank O. Gehry, "Museo della musica contemporanea a Seattle. Un puzzle caleidoscopico dedicato a Jimi Hendrix / Museum of Contemporary Music in Seattle. A Caleidoscopic Puzzle Dedicated ti Jimi Hendrix", Casabella 653, febbraio/february 1998, pp. 4-11
Francesco Dal Co, Kurt W. Foster, Hadley Soutter Arnold, Frank O.Gehry. Tutte le opere, Electa, Milano 1998, pp. 568-573
"Gehry designs 'far out' interactive music museum", Architectural Record 1/1997, january 1997, p. 45
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CLIENT
 
 
Paul Allen - Jody Allen Patton
Experience Music Project
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AMOUNT
 
 
$ 240.000.000
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Surface
total sq.m. 43.660
exhibition spaces sq.m. 35.000
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STRUCTURES
 
 
Skilling Ward Magnusson Barkshire, Inc. - SWMB
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STAFF
 
Project
Frank O. Gehry & Associates, Inc.
Design concept
Frank O. Gehry
Project leader
James M. Glymph
Design architects
Craig Webb
Project architect
Terry Bell, George Metzger, Laurence Tighe
Associate architect
LMN Architects, Seattle
Design team
Kenneth Ahn, Kamran Ardalan, Richard Barret, Herwing Baumgartner, Elisabeth Beasley, Helena Berge, Kirk Blaschke, Karl Blette, Rebecca Cotera, Jon Drezner, Jeff Guga, David Hardie, Leigh Jerrard, Michael Jobes, Naomi Langer, Gary Lundberg, Yanina Maniarres-Weeks, Brent Miller, Gaston Nogues, David Pakshong, Steven Pliam, CHristopher, Seals, Tadao Shimizu, Eva Sobesky, Randall Stout, Hiroshi Tokumaru, Lisa Towning, Scott Uriu, Jeff Wauer
Plastic models, rendering
Douglas Glenn, Bruce Shepard, Rick Smith
Art intervention
Trimpin [IF VI WAS IX]
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ANNOTATIONS
 
 
The museum was to be dedicated to Jimi Hendrix, but the family has not granted the use of the name
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CREDITS
 
 
Photos © EMP Museum
Text edited by EMP Museum
Courtesy of EMP Museum

Frank O. Gehry EMP Museum Experience Music Project Seattle



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