Before reaching to the main exhibit, the tour was greeted by an appetizer gallery of Frank Gehry’s work for the National Beijing Natural Museum Competition entry. Mesmerized by the process and study models Gehry produced brought connection to what many of the students do on their daily basis of design class. Looking at the work created by the prestigious architect known for his organic works like the Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, we get to see him push his limits further by incorporating new materials in his signature style. Everyone couldn’t stop staring and gazing closer and closer to each piece; no wonder the security of the gallery had a tough time telling us to keep our distance to protect the models.
With such an appealing appetizer, it can only be topped by the main exhibit of other famous architect to showcase their experimentation in contemporary architecture in the past twenty-five years. Distinguished by innovative design and their immaculate use of material, it showcase their influences in today’s architecture. Models along with drawings, everyone was able to further understand each project with the QR codes under each piece to give detailed description of each piece. The hours we spent there brought everyone deep in trance of architecture as they snap countless pictures to capture the moments there.