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Frank Gehry's Jagged Aluminum Luma Arles Takes Shape in France

Frank Gehry's Jagged Aluminum Luma Arles Takes Shape in France
Frank Gehry's Jagged Aluminum Luma Arles Takes Shape in France, © Hervé Hôte
© Hervé Hôte

New photography by Hervé Hôte has been released, showcasing the Frank Gehry-designed Luma Arles complex as construction continues in the French town of Arles. The arts center, situated on a former SNCF rail yard, will offer exhibition, research, education, and archive space within a 46-meter-tall, aluminum tile-clad tower.

Constructed from a concrete core and steel frame, the scheme emerges from a circular glass atrium echoing the town’s Roman amphitheater. The distinctive jagged form above the atrium echoes the region’s rugged mountain ranges, with glass boxes extruding from reflective aluminum panels.

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© Hervé Hôte
© Hervé Hôte

The scheme forms part of a complex with six existing industrial buildings, five of which are being restored by Selldorf Architects. The site will be located within a public park designed by bas smets, reactivating a site which has been abandoned since 1986.

A selection of images of the Gehry-designed scheme under construction has been collated below. The center is due to open in Spring 2020.

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Cite: Niall Patrick Walsh. "Frank Gehry's Jagged Aluminum Luma Arles Takes Shape in France" 27 Nov 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/906664/frank-gehrys-jagged-aluminum-luma-arles-takes-shape-in-france/> ISSN 0719-8884
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© Hervé Hôte

弗兰克·盖里新作“Luma Arles”,铝板+玻璃盒子堆砌出“最不规则”大厦

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