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Frank Gehry Image Tour

This project by the American architect Frank Gehry marks the corner at the Jiraskuv Bridge. Officially named the 'Rasin Building,' soon after its conception it was dubbed 'Ginger and Fred,' as it dances like the famous couple Rogers and Astaire around the corner.
The building definitely pinpoints some directions modern architecture can take when faced with a city that demands either 'restauration' architecture or 'new' architecture.

The issue of choosing between restauration architecture and new architecture should be able to evoke some discussion, as well as the particular 'Ginger and Fred' building itself. Do you agree, don't you agree, is the building a failure or not, etc.? Post your opinion to H.H.Achten@bwk.tue.nl and it will be included on this page.


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