Luma Tower designed by Frank Gehry

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Arles is famous for its architecture, mild Mediterranean climate and the landscapes that Vincent van Gogh captured in his work. Now another famous artist has left his mark on the city's history

LUMA tower designed by Frank Gehry (photo 0)

In Arles, southern France, the Luma Tower, designed by architect Frank Gehry, is nearing completion. The city is famous for its historic buildings, ancient Roman monuments and an amphitheater reminiscent of the Colosseum. Now, a glass building with “winding” facades from the classic of deconstructivism, who recently turned 91, rises above the cozy streets.LUMA tower designed by Frank Gehry (photo 2)LUMA tower designed by Frank Gehry (photo 4)

The construction was sponsored by the Luma Foundation, founded by the Swiss collector Maja Hoffmann. The organization supports independent contemporary artists and pioneers in various fields of art.

The monumental project occupies a former railway depot that combines two industrial buildings that Selldorf Architects recently converted into exhibition halls. The tower will house research centers and artists' studios, as well as rooms for seminars and workshops. Landscape architect Bas Smets will create a public park around the building.

LUMA tower designed by Frank Gehry (photo 5)Frank Gehry's Luma Tower (photo 0)LUMA tower designed by Frank Gehry (photo 8)LUMA tower designed by Frank Gehry (photo 9)LUMA Tower designed by Frank Gehry (photo 10)

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