Bilbao Guggenheim Museum, Frank Gehry Spain, Architecture, Architect, Design, Pictures

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

Biscay Building in Spain by Frank Gehry architect: Reopening News

20 May 2020

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Building

Design: Frank Gehry Architect, CA, USA

May 20th, 2020 – The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum announce reopening on June 1, as well maximum accessibility thanks to complementary opening hours every day of the week.

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Building
Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain photo © 2008 Gehry Partners LLP

After the closure of the two museums dictated by the authorities last March 14 as a way to contain the spread of COVID-19, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum now announce they will reopen next Monday, June 1.

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Building

The two museums have coordinated their hours for the first month of operation and prioritized maximum accessibility of their cultural proposals by being open every day of the week and providing ample hours where the two institutions’ schedules are complementary. This way, citizens can enjoy a visit to either one of the museums between 11 am and 7 pm.

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Building

In June, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao will be open Monday through Friday from 2 to 7 pm, and from 11 am to 7 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. In July and August hours will expand to cover every day from 11 am to 7 pm.

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Frank Gehry building
photograph : Cesar Serrano

The Bilbao Fine Arts Museum will open Monday through Friday from 11 am to 2 pm, and from 4 to 7 pm in June. More hours are scheduled for July and August by also opening every day from 11 am to 7 pm.

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Building
Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain photo © 2008 Gehry Partners LLP

In the present circumstances, these hours may be subject to change, which would be duly announced. Each museum will also be announcing shortly their services and protocols to guarantee a safe visit for everyone.

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Building

Until then, both museums are getting ready for their upcoming reopening.

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Building

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Building

Date built: 1997

Architect: Frank Gehry

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

Phone: +34 944 35 90 00

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Anniversary news

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Building

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Building

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.

Fundación del Museo Guggenheim Bilbao
photo : Cesar Serrano

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.

Museo Guggenheim Bilbao Frank Gehry Spain Guggenheim Museum Bilbao building facade

More Architectural information online soon re this famous Frank Gehry building

Bilbao Buildings

Guggenheim Bilbao : YouTube film
5 mins

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Architect: Frank Gehry

Location: Bilbao, Basque County, north east Spain, western Europe

Architecture in Bilbao

Bilbao Architecture Design – chronological list

Bilbao Architecture Walking Tours in the Basque Country

Bilbao Architecture News

Spanish Architecture

Spanish Architects

Bilbao Buildings

Plaza Bizkaia Office Building
Design: Estudio de arquitectura Federico Soriano y Asociados
Plaza Bizkaia Office Bilbao building
photo : Alberto Cubas

Plaza Bizkaia Building Bilbao

Software & Biotechnology Plant, Derio
Design: COLL-BARREU ARQUITECTOS
Software Biotechnology Plant: Derio
photo : Aleix Bagué

Planta de Software y Biotecnología Bilbao

Euskalduna conference centre
Design: Soriano & Palcios
Euskalduna Palace Bilbao building interior design
image from architect practice

Euskalduna Palace Bilbao

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
Design: Frank Lloyd Wright Architect
Guggenheim Museum New York

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Vilnius
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
Guggenheim Museum Vilnius : Lithuanian Design Competition

Guggenheim Museum Helsinki, Finland : Building Proposal News

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

Bilbao Architecture

Comments / photos for the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Building – Frank Gehry Spain page welcome

Website: www.guggenheim-bilbao.es