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Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

Biscay Building in Spain by Frank Gehry, architect : Arquitectura España

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

Date built: 1997

Architect: Frank Gehry

Address: Av Abandoibarra, 2, 48009 Bilbao, Vizcaya, Spain

Phone: +34 944 35 90 00

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

Fundación del Museo Guggenheim Bilbao

The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao is not only one of the most famous 20th century buildings globally, but it is credited with the current phenomenon of so-called ‘iconic architecture’ [of course iconic architecture has existed long before the Bilbao Guggenheim]. City councils across the globe saw the effect the building had on the city – notably increased revenue via tourism – and decided they too wanted something similar.

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This was called the ‘Bilbao Effect’ and is still evident in the 21st century. Clients, especially those responsible for procuring major public buildings, typically organise a shortlist of star architects (aka celebrity architects or signature architects) with the kudos of the practice name acting like a global brand, eg Hadid, Ando, Foster have become the architectural equivalent of fashion’s Prada, Gucci and Armani.

Adrian Welch, e-architect Editor.

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Shortlist architects : Zaha Hadid, Massimiliano Fuksas, Studio Daniel Libeskind

Website: Bilbao

Photographs from Fundación del Museo Guggenheim Bilbao 310108 except lowest one dated 200808 from the Serpentine Gallery Press issue of the same date

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