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

07:45 - 27 November, 2018
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.