Architecture

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.


© 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.


© Hervé Hôte

© Hervé Hôte

© Hervé Hôte

© Hervé Hôte

© Hervé Hôte

© Hervé Hôte

© Hervé Hôte

© Hervé Hôte

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