5/08/2013

The Competition; Starchitects Face Off in

The Competition, is a documentary slated for broad release later this year.  It features the offices of five starchitects – Frank Gehry, Dominique Perrault, Zaha Hadid, Norman Foster, and Nouvel– as they fight to win the commission for the first National Museum of Art in Andorra, a tiny country of fewer than 100,000 people sandwiched between Spain and France in the Pyranees.  Shot by a team of Spanish architects turned novice moviemakers, the film is in its late editing stages and has been publicly shown three times, once in Spain and twice in the U.S. this spring. It offers a rare and comical look at the inner workings of some of the most prestigious firms in the business and sheds light on the ways starchitects carefully curate their public images.

Check out the full article Architectural Record