Update: New World Center / Frank Gehry

© Emilio Collavino

Photographer Emilio Collavino recently shared these photographs of Frank Gehry’s New World Center in , Florida. Part of the New World Symphony America’s Orchestral Academy, the music education and performance facility is the first puporse-built home for the New World Symphony founded by artistic director Michael Tilson Thomas. The New World Center opened its doors to the public in January of this year.

© Emilio Collavino

The rectangle shaped white building expresses Gehry’s well known bends and folds within its interior – glimpses of which are visible through the main entrance east facade 80 foot high glass curtain wall.

© Emilio Collavino
© Emilio Collavino

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Cite: "Update: New World Center / Frank Gehry" 20 May 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 01 Oct 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=136742>
  • Pablo Noel

    Awesome update

  • Pablo Noel

    Incredible!

  • Pedro

    Disgusting as usual. That is so lazy of him. Boring compared to what he does. What is this 1980? I see better from the 1st years.

  • dan

    Im trying to find something interesting about this building, but i just cant. Ghery had his day along time ago, he really needs either shake off his one trick pony or just give up. The world has moved on we dont need your pretentiousness any more Frankie!

    • FRM

      I suspect you’re not able to grasp his work now or his accomplishments from the past, let alone spell his name correctly.

      • dan

        Of course I am able to grasp his work – I just reject it. When an architect states that “I don’t do context” then I feel s/he deserves little respect as they show none to the dignity of the place and the people they are designing in. Gehry, Hadid, Libeskind – while admittedly possessing an impressive command of the aesthetic – stop short of actually contributing to the greater urban grain, the collection of buildings that have evolved over time. They are devoid of any character, simply of the stack em high sell em cheap mentality that rewards the visual as the only characteristic worth celebrating. I know you will berate me for this but I am unwilling to listen. The emergence of the starchitect is the most disturbing development of the architectural community, as we are now playing to what the media expects us to be rather than what we should really be. We are celebrating the skin deep of architecture, the tarted-up beauty pageant winner that is obsessed only with the superficial make-up that, surprise surprise, her peers will imitate until we are left with some fake monstrosity that has no appreciation of the person within. True talent like Caruso St John, Sergison Bates, Hans Jorg Goritz, Luigi Snozzi, Alvaro Siza and a plethora of others are sidelined in favour of the overinflated egos of architects who are more concerned with themselves than any real architectural contribution. (Without being presumptions, as you seem to be a Gehry fanboy I suspect the above names mean little to you).

        And yes, I spelt his name wrong; my apologies.

  • salt

    I like th esmiley face window :)

  • DANIEL CASTRO

    THE BUILDING IS SPECTACULAR AND IT FITS WITHIN THE URBAN FABRIC OF WHAT IS MIAMI BEACH, ITS SCALE AND MOST OF ALL THE ABILITY TO ENJOY A CONCERT FREE OF CHARGE BEING PROJECTED ON THE OUTDOOR SCREENS.

  • troy

    I’m happy about how the whole building isn’t curving off into nowhere like what he usually does to them. The little flourishes of the arbitrary forms have a bit more character than seeing the whole thing spreading out his usual deformed metal-clad cakes. I still hate how irresponsible it is to build out of context.

  • Dennis Moss Jnr

    looks like a Gehry/Meier hybrid! :)

  • aston79

    a boring box with some useless and tasteless gehry’s decorations… very disappointing

  • http://www.twitter.com/pd_conradie Daniel

    He does seem to be moving away from the total free form of his past works. But unfortunately it’s now a mere appendix pasted on a block. Really, and this is great how? And I agree with Dan’s reply. Can’t state it any better.