Canal March

The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao: architecture and entertainment

Luis Fernández-Galiano

The university professor and architect Luis Fernández-Galiano describes the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, inaugurated in 1997, as “the most significant work of architecture in recent decades”. Architecture on a grand scale and clad in titanium, it has been viewed as a spectacle for being the emblematic icon of the transformation of the industrial city that plays host to it. Among the most outstanding aspects of its architecture are the geometric forms, designed using the CATIA software suite originally developed for the aeronautical industry. This building was a major milestone in the career of its creator, the architect Frank Gehry, who based the work on the concept of Deconstructivism and incorporates sculptural volumes and forms as the building’s main structure.

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