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Frank Gehry Architecture - Marqués de Riscal
Building designed by the Canadian architect Frank Gehry, winner of the Pritzker prize, among others.
The building is 24 metres high with four floors. It has a complex geometry materialized externally in stone, glass and metallic elements, a reminder of those used in the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, although in this building Gehry uses titanium and stainless steel to envelope the stone structure suspended on three pillars. This mantle is made up of coloured undulating sheets which are the most characteristic element of the whole building. Inside, the use of wood, steel, leather and marble prevails: traditional materials selected to combine harmoniously with the decoration, furniture and other elements, some of which are designs that already represent the successive avant-garde movements of the 20th century.