Frank Gehry & Parque Mayer

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Frank Gehry & Parque Mayer

Postby stavarch » Thu Mar 13, 2003 2:11 am

I just came back to Lisbon after two years abroad so I was completly unaware of of Frank Gehrys´strong will and profound enthusiasm to "develop" Parque Mayer and thre rest of the city centre. I would appreciate some/any information about the whole procedure of this project, was there any competition, which is his proposal, are there any schemes from other architects in relation to the same project?
Thank you in advance, stavarch.
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Postby Rita Ochoa » Thu Mar 13, 2003 12:02 pm

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Postby Rita Ochoa » Thu Mar 13, 2003 12:37 pm

Finally I've found some stuff:

http://www.cm-lisboa.pt/noticias/124.htm

these are the fist images being published about the project. It's in portuguese but I can already tell you thet it will have a casino, 15 cinemas, 5 theaters/studios, a cinema museum, shops, coffe shops, offices and housing (all in 42.000 sq meters of construction area).

We don't know much about the project except that it wasn't a competition (Frank Gehry was invited) and there will be other portuguese architets involded...

I guess that Gehry stills in Lisbon working on the project with the local authorities, other portuguese architects and artists that work on the place and, therefore, these images might change a lot in a near future.

The architect visited the city, saw some plays, listened to the fado and said to the media:
"Lisbon is very beautiful... I don't understand wht the hell I'm living in Los Angeles! "

background:
according to http://ulisses.cm-lisboa.pt/data/002/003/002/artigo.php?ml=4&x=b5a5pt.xml , Sir Norman Foster was also invited in 1999 to design the new project, but our goverment changed since then and for some reason that we still don't understand, he was replaced by Frank Gehry who doesn't want to loose the project...
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Postby Rita Ochoa » Thu Mar 13, 2003 4:04 pm

Oops...
I got a phone call from a friend that works at Lisbon's city Hall saying that the pictures showed at http://www.cm-lisboa.pt/noticias/124.htm are not about Gehry's project (I thought so !!!)
Those pictures are a old portuguese project to the same site (Parque Mayer) and, since there aren't any pictures from Gehry's project, they published that without even mentioning the authors and a date!!!

well... journalists !
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Postby ivicente » Wed Mar 19, 2003 7:11 pm

Sou arquitecta num atelier que se dedica à realização de modelos virtuais, entre os quais estamos neste momento a desenvolver Lisboa em 3D com pormenor e rigor arquitectónicos. O que gostaria de saber é se há possibilidade de, no caso de os ter, fornecer os contactos do arquitecto Frank Gehry para que o possamos contactar e mostrar o trabalho desenvolvido, nomeadamente na área em questão, a qual já se encontra realizada com um nível de algum detalhe. Agradeço a atenção e congratulo a iniciativa. Inês Vicente
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Postby Rita Ochoa » Thu Mar 20, 2003 3:18 pm

Não sei se morada continua a actualizada mas tentem de qualquer modo:

Frank 0. Gehry & Associates Inc
1520-B Cloverfield Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90404
USA

telefone: (310) 828 6088

fax: (310) 828 2098

email: info@foga.com
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