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Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

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Gehry Partners
 
location Bilbao
function landmark, library, museum, tourism
contributed by krukkic

The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is one of the most important ingredients in the plan to redevelop the city of Bilbao. The plan, involving a number of major projects conceived by some of the world's most prestigious architects, includes the work now in progress to increase operational capacity at the city's port, the revamping of the city's airport, a new Conference and Performing Arts Center, the construction of a metropolitan railway and a new footbridge crossing the river at Uribitarte. The unique Museum is built on a 32,500 square meter site in the center of Bilbao. On one side it runs down to the waterside of the Nervión River, 16 meters below the level of the rest of the city of Bilbao. One end is pierced through by the huge Puente de La Salve, one of the main access routes into the city. The building itself is an extraordinary combination of interconnecting shapes. Orthogonal blocks in limestone contrast with curved and bent forms covered in titanium.

 

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lane says:
what are the size measurements?
05-May-13
maddie says:
what are some architectual design facts on it ??
19-Dec-12
The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Basque is a museum built of modern and contemporary design. I have some information you can find here Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Spain
Mumbi, India 28-Jul-10
aj says:
cooooool mueseum huh
04-Feb-10
says:
This project has been the start for a whole town's dramatic change from industrial slump with almost no interest, to a fine modern example of renewal. The building inherits the old steel industries' place, changing it but keeping its taste at the same time. The building can keep you thrilled for hours. It's titanium skin, the landscapes it creates ( like the "gorge" leading to the main entrance hall, or the fake river-lake which makes one feel that the building is actually built right on the adjacent river) , the setting...and the way its titanium skin changes its color and lines with weather an light conditions... All these help make this masterpiece fascinating in the same way some antique architectural milestones are. Like, say, The Alhambra, El Escorial or Agia Sofia.
28-Nov-09
Bjorkman says:
Incredible...
Tordera, Spain 27-May-09
Naomi says:
Hi Ruchita, you can best forward your question to the architects themselves, see contact details at their website . Good luck
Amsterdam, Netherlands 02-Feb-09
ruchita says:
can i get more information related to its planing. and area divisions.
31-Jan-09
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Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Address
Abandoibarra Etorbidea 2
Spain
http://www.guggenheim-bilbao.es/
Project is public!
Opening hours Tuesday to Sunday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday: closed.
How to get there? Metro: Moyua station. Streetcar: Guggenheim stop Bus (Bilbobus): Lines 1, 10, 13, 18, stopping at the Fine Arts Museum Square. Lines 13, 27, 38, 46 & 48, stopping at Alameda de Recalde no. 11 & 12. Lines 11, 71 stopping at La Salve Square. Rail: RENFE: Bilbao-Abando station. ET/FV: Atxuri station. FEVE: Santander station. Airport: Bilbao's airport is just 15 km from the city center.
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Completion 10- 1997
ArchitectGehry Partners
Client Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation
 
Project ID 1128
Latitude/Longitude 43°16'08N 02°56'04W
Contributed by krukkic
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