as a special event of the 12th international architecture exhibition in venice, the LUMA foundation presents an architectural project for a new cultural model, designed by frank gehry and his firm gehry partners, LLP. LUMA / parc des ateliers is a multi-purpose park located in the center of arles, france.

frank gehry reveals plans for LUMA parc des ateliers in france
a small scale model of ‘parc des ateliers’ at 1:500
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this privately funded project combines refurbished industrial heritage buildings and new constructions. the site will be linked to the city not only through its programming, but also by a garden designed by belgian landscape architect bas smets. the project is envisioned as an archipelago of connected project spaces and worksites for the production of art and exhibitions, with the further aim of encouraging and facilitating collaborative research as well as informal encounters and exchange.

frank gehry reveals plans for LUMA parc des ateliers in france
a close-up view of the model
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offering prime conditions for artists and scholars to research and experiment, produce and exhibit work, this development will include new forms of collecting and archiving. it will also provide an infrastructure for activities from festivals to educational programs and artist residences. the LUMA / parc des ateliers will function as an incubator for the arts and as a field station for international art institutions.

frank gehry reveals plans for LUMA parc des ateliers in france
a small scale model of ‘parc des ateliers’ at 1:500
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three models of different scales and illustration panels present the project. the event was introduced by maja hoffmann, president of the LUMA foundation, in the presence of architect frank gehry who won the golden lion for lifetime achievement at the 2008 architecture biennale.

frank gehry reveals plans for LUMA parc des ateliers in france
view of the exhibition
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frank gehry reveals plans for LUMA parc des ateliers in france
close-up of the small scale model
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frank gehry reveals plans for LUMA parc des ateliers in francevarious theme models
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frank gehry reveals plans for LUMA parc des ateliers in france
model detail
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frank gehry reveals plans for LUMA parc des ateliers in france
model detail
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frank gehry reveals plans for LUMA parc des ateliers in france
models of various themes
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frank gehry reveals plans for LUMA parc des ateliers in france
model close-ups
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frank gehry reveals plans for LUMA parc des ateliers in france
model detail
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frank gehry reveals plans for LUMA parc des ateliers in france
development models
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frank gehry reveals plans for LUMA parc des ateliers in france
model detail
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frank gehry reveals plans for LUMA parc des ateliers in france
model detail
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frank gehry reveals plans for LUMA parc des ateliers in france
scale model
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frank gehry reveals plans for LUMA parc des ateliers in france
the material — aluminum foam
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frank gehry reveals plans for LUMA parc des ateliers in france
detail — aluminum foam
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frank gehry reveals plans for LUMA parc des ateliers in france
scale model
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frank gehry reveals plans for LUMA parc des ateliers in france
scale model
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frank gehry reveals plans for LUMA parc des ateliers in france
scale model
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frank gehry reveals plans for LUMA parc des ateliers in france
site plan phase 1 + 2
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frank gehry reveals plans for LUMA parc des ateliers in france
maja hoffmann, president of the luma foundation and frank o. gehry at the exhibition
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frank gehry speaking about the project

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