Frank Gehry Completes Shimmering Stainless Steel Luma Arles Tower

By Samantha Pires on September 4, 2021
Photo: Iwan Baan

This new building takes inspiration from Van Gogh’s “Starry Night.”

Architect Frank Gehry has recently completed a shimmering stainless-steel tower for Luma Arles. The tower is part of a larger complex in Arles’ Parc des Ateliers which will be full of projects by famous designers such as Olafur Eliasson, Carsten Höller, and Frank Gehry. The tower is described as the focal point of the entire development.

Photo: Iwan Baan

According to Gehry, the design of the tower was inspired by local history, including the fact that one of Van Gogh’s most famous works was painted nearby. “We wanted to evoke the local, from Van Gogh’s Starry Night to the soaring rock clusters you find in the region,” explains Gehry. “Its central drum echoes the plan of the Roman amphitheater.” On top of this amphitheater sits the dynamic twisting tower which can easily be spotted from afar. […]

Photo: Iwan Baan

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