Happy Birthday Frank Gehry!
The master of sculptural architecture and creator of our building Mr Frank Gehry celebrated his 90th birthday in Berlin. On the eve we were allowed to welcome him with family and friends in our AXICA to a small intimate reception.
Frank Gehry loves this building, but it has challenged him and his approach to art and architecture extremely. The building regulations and German DIN standards made it not easy for him to build at this place, directly at the Brandenburg Gate. The deeper is his connection to this building. This became apparent in the conversations and tours with his family (including wife Berta, sister Doreen and son Alejandro), friends and architecture colleagues like Moshe Safdie.
Gehry visibly enjoyed the laid-back gathering in his "Horse Head" and enjoyed the homemade strawberry ice cream - his favorite flavor.
Photos: AXICA / Thomas Rafalzyk