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Celebrating 20 years of the Guggenheim Bilbao Museum

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Please join MAS Context and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) on Wednesday, November 1, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. This event will be a unique opportunity to learn first hand about the making of one of the most important buildings of the end of the twentieth century.

Designed by Frank O. Gehry & Associates, the Guggenheim Museum was a feat of design and construction. The use of digital modeling, including the now famous CATIA, and other innovations opened the door to a new generation of architecture that defined in the beginnings of the twenty-first century. The Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) served as the structural engineer for the building with Bilbao-based IDOM as the local engineer. It was a unique collaboration that proved to be a major success.

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of its opening, John Zils, Associate Partner Emeritus at SOM, will discuss the work of SOM in the project while Bill Baker, Structural and Civil Engineering Partner at SOM, will discuss the Guggenheim Museum in relationship to the engineering work that has been developed in the office in the last two decades.

Iker Gil, editor in chief of MAS Context, will kick off the event by providing an overview of the transformation of the city of Bilbao, from the challenges it was facing to the situation 20 years after the opening of the museum.

For more infromation, please visit: http://www.mascontext.com/news/celebrating-20-years-of-the-guggenheim-bilbao-museum-november-1-2017


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