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Old June 25th, 2005, 10:09 PM   #1
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Guggenheim goes for new heights: 180M museum tower!

The new guggenheim museum is to break ground in early 2006 and be completed by 2010.

Design: Enrique Norten (Mexico)

Investment: 150 million USD approx.

Height: 180 meters

Location: Guadalajara, Mexico.






Note: The dam on the back ground is not built yet. The dam is (obviously) a separate proyect. The structure to the right of the tower is already built and is not part of the proyect; it is the University of Guadalajara school of architecture.









Notice how the tower is "floating"











Special thanks to A1exandros, Jesse Van Naajar, Benjamin_GTA and others for uploading the pics to different threads.


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Old June 25th, 2005, 10:17 PM   #2
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The Asymptote duo and Jean Nouvel also presented their proposals for the GDL Guggenheim:

Guggenheim Guadalajara (ASYMPTOTE)


Guggenheim Guadalajara (JEAN NOUVEL)

(This is how the canyon looks today)


Guggenheim Guadalajara (TEN ARQUITECTOS) -THE WINNER-





---------- Which one do you like best?
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Old June 25th, 2005, 10:29 PM   #3
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The last one Would be very great if this would be built.
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Old June 25th, 2005, 10:30 PM   #4
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The winner looks good.ASYMPTOTE's was also nice!
The location of this museum is fantastic,the views from up there will be....I don't know what to say,I never saw anything like that!!!

Congratulations for Guadalajara
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Old June 25th, 2005, 10:42 PM   #5
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I like the winner, very different suggestion for a museum
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Old June 25th, 2005, 11:36 PM   #6
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One, I don't much care for the idea of having everything vertical in a museum, where people will basically have to walk the whole thing via ramps and stairs. I imagine it will be quite aggravating for older patrons, who tend to be most of a museum's traffic.

Two, I think it is a very poor solution for this site. It's just so arrogant IMO.
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Old June 26th, 2005, 12:04 AM   #7
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Definitely the best Guggenheim that I have seen. The view is incredible. This is going to put Guadalajara on the map just as Gehry's Guggenheim put Bilbao on the map. It is almost monolithic (a time-capsule). Truly breath-taking.
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Old June 26th, 2005, 05:46 AM   #8
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I think it's great. I love the contrast it creates betweent nature and the urban ideal.
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Old June 26th, 2005, 08:07 PM   #9
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The Jean Nouvel design makes a much more powerful statement IMO. It let's the beauty of the ravine be the focus, rather than in some clumbsy way trying to rival it, like the winning design. A vertical museum also sounds impractical.
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Old June 26th, 2005, 09:01 PM   #10
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I like the base but the tower itself is absolutely attrocious IMO. It does nothing to add to the natural setting and looks completely out of place. Plus I find the scale of floors (?) way out of whack. I like the height but it just detracts completely from an otherwise beautiful scene. Ugh.
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Old June 26th, 2005, 10:32 PM   #11
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That's true, for older patrons and those with mobility problems, it's going to be quite irratating to navigate. Heck, I wouldn't want to have to go through a dozen escalators to see the museum. Is this fairly close to the central core of Guadalajara? It doesn't look like there's much surrounding the Guggenheim. How'd they choose Guadalajara (over other cities like Monterrey, etc.)?
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I think it has a great setting.
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Old June 26th, 2005, 11:06 PM   #13
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This project is impressive indeed, the design of the tower is pure genious IMO.
Great Museum!
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Old June 26th, 2005, 11:29 PM   #14
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A PERFECT SITE!
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Old June 27th, 2005, 03:10 AM   #15
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Impressive project in such an spectacular place!
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Hmmm...i think i like jean nouvel's project better....
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the location seems no good for this musuem find a better location other wise its ok, I mean why not build an international airport for a land locked red neck town of 800 or build the worlds tallest building in Montana?
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Old June 27th, 2005, 02:22 PM   #18
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the tower at the cliffs lookle great
what a contrast
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Quote:
Originally Posted by samsonyuen
That's true, for older patrons and those with mobility problems, it's going to be quite irratating to navigate. Heck, I wouldn't want to have to go through a dozen escalators to see the museum.
I don't think a vertical museum is the greatest idea I've ever come across, but nor do I think it would be a problem to navigate for the elderly or disabled. They would just stand on the escalator or take the elevator.

The rendering does look fantastic mind you.
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Old June 27th, 2005, 09:57 PM   #20
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Quote:
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the location seems no good for this musuem find a better location other wise its ok, I mean why not build an international airport for a land locked red neck town of 800 or build the worlds tallest building in Montana?

It could have been worse if you think about it! They could have picked Dallas for example! There patrons would have to drive 45 minutes to an hour from there suburb to the museum on the highway! Or worse yet! Tampa!!!
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