In the the Spanish city of Bilbao, in 90 years of the twentieth century, a modest building appeared that not only is considered an architectural masterpiece of modernity, but also glorified the city to the world. This building - the Guggenheim Museum, built by the US-Canadian architect Frank Gehry in 1997.
Museum in Bilbao is a branch of the New York Guggenheim Museum, which exhibited masterpieces of modern art.
Almost immediately after the opening of the museum building was recognized as one of the most spectacular and unusual buildings in the world in the style of deconstruction.
The museum is located on the banks of the river Nervión, previously there were railroad tracks and various warehouses.
Located on the waterfront building embodies the abstract idea of â€‹â€‹a futuristic spacecraft, possibly for interplanetary travel. Also, it is compared with a bird, a plane, Superman, artichokes, and dissolving the rose. From the central 55-meter section of the building in all directions, metal "petals" showrooms.
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is a fairly large area - 24,000 square meters, raznofakturnye architectural forms are grouped around a central atrium.
Not a single room in the museum is repeated, and the interior is a constantly changing space. Chrome details and stained glass windows add to the overall picture of the additional experience.
The building is very organic fit into the building of coastal towns and literally "rooted" to the bridge Salve, from which roads lead from Bilbao to all parts of Spain.
The museum held exhibitions devoted to art and culture of different countries, and there are permanent exhibitions. They are mainly devoted to the art of the twentieth century: the main part of the collection consists of abstractions, installations and works of avant-garde artists, and traditional paintings and sculptures in the museum of the smaller part.
Front of the building has two very interesting objects. The first - a huge metal spider. The second - a giant 13-foot pup, decorated with flowers, created by American artist Jeff Koons.
Due to the popularity and unusual futuristic building the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, it was filmed in 1999 in the nineteenth film 007 James Bond "The World Is Not Enough".