Archinect - News 2017-07-25T10:57:11-04:00 Frank Gehry's Luma Arles Campus is happening (after all) Alexander Walter 2014-04-08T14:03:00-04:00 >2014-04-14T19:14:03-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="402" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The foundation stones were laid last weekend in Arles for an Arts Resource Centre designed by [...] Frank Gehry, which will be the centrepiece of the 20-acre Luma Arles campus. This hugely ambitious cultural project is driven by the Swiss pharmaceutical heiress and contemporary art collector Maja Hoffmann. At the groundbreaking ceremony, the mayor of Arles, Herv&eacute; Schiavetti, not only toasted the French Republic but also declared: &ldquo;Vive Maja Hoffmann! Vive Frank Gehry!&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>&ldquo;Maja taught me about the region,&rdquo; Gehry said at the press conference. &ldquo;We talked about trying to evoke Van Gogh&rsquo;s Starry Night.&rdquo; </em></p><p>Previously: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gehry's Luna Park Plan Put on Ice</a></p> Gehry's Luna Park Plan Put on Ice MikeChino 2011-07-25T15:55:00-04:00 >2014-04-08T14:09:34-04:00 <img src="" width="537" height="357" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Frank Gehry&rsquo;s vision for a series of his signature folded towers placed in the heart of the historic Parc des Ateliers in Arles, France will have to wait &ndash; as the project has just been put on hold. The French National Commission for Historical Sites and Monument has rejected two of the five necessary permits required for the Luna Park campus development to commence.</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>UPDATE:</strong> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry's Luma Arles Campus is happening (after all)</a></p>