The Guggenheim Bilbao is really a truly exquisite bit of architectural flamboyance by which Gehry has succesfully pressed the limitations of contemporary architecture by maximising on technological advances. He could engineer the graceful curves and irregular style of your building by utilizing CATIA, a cad system. He started by looking into making different scale models from paper and wood before attempting the actual factor with enormous sheets of silver titanium.
The large structure complements its surroundings using its curvaceous silver body work which evokes the form of the regal ship gliding within the ocean. Gehry continues to be supportive to Bilbao’s heritage being an important port city having a lengthy fishing tradition. Close-up the shiny titanium top of the Guggenheim is visible to possess scales like what fish, that is further enhanced incidentally the metallic material glistens within the sunlight . Additionally towards the city’s closeness towards the ocean, water theme is emphasised since the museum can also be located next to the River Nervión. The huge sheets of glass which make up the center atrium allow immeasureable sun light to filter through in to the museum. By night this adds an additional dimension towards the ‘ship’ since it’s center is illuminated with warm tones which reflect to the shiny top of the exterior.
During its first decade of existence the Guggenheim Bilbao has triumphed in effectively achieving its goal – to highlight the town of Bilbao and regenerate the urban center. Gehry’s design is among such architectural strength it has fast become an legendary indication of Bilbao, and even the Basque Country in general. Each year the museum attracts visitors from around the globe and it is recognition proves the ability natural inside a masterful architect as well as an original design.
Guggenheim Bilbao Opening Hrs and Entrance Charges
Tuesday- Sunday: 10am-20pm (closed Mondays)
This summer -August open Monday to Sunday 10am-20pm
Entrance between €6.50 and €12.50 based on season/ concessions.
Red Front: Basque Country will be free
slashrm90: Heil Franco!
txeba Gonzalez: This is what Spanish and French have done divided us … MAPs are done for the winners of the Battles ,the oldest nation of Europe is not free
Door Knob: you mean de oldest village
versatil89: Really good video! I already miss my city, San-Sebastian :(\nThere is no place anywhere like the Basque Country :)\nRegards from London.\n
tubegal23: Franco not anti-Basque? Sure, he loved them when he asked Hitler to bomb Guernica/Gernika so he could see how well the German Junkers could kill. On Market Day,when the town was overflowing with people, they bombed for hours that day and into the night in 1937, leaving a big hole where the town had been. I've been there. Also, I have seen Picasso's original painting. I was old enough to have seen the news reels filmed there shown in the movie theater my stepfather managed. Franco cared only for himself and personal power.
Marcus Figueroa: tubegal23 you sound like you knew him personally. did you ever meet him
Brian Monahan: Like half the population of the planet.
Shaun Gordon: such a beautiful country with pretty towns and cities
TravAgSta: What an amazing country!