Frank Gehry’s Newest Modern Restaurant Project – The contemporary architect takes his talents to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Stir is the first Gehry designed fine dining restaurant on the East Coast!
The Philadelphia Museum of Art has just opened the modern restaurant and café designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect, Frank Gehry.
This grand opening marks the first step of the museum’s Gehry-led Core Project, that is going to be finished in 2020. This design project, which comprises a number of major upgrades to the stately Greek Revival, will expand the museum’s public spaces by over 90,000 square feet.
Lead by the incredible chef, Mark Tropea, Stir is the first Gehry-designed modern restaurant on the East Coast. The menu is made according to the season products that are locally bought. A few days before the opening, guests had the opportunity to try some of the top recipes of the menu, like scallops with crispy potatoes, a salad of grilled Jersey peaches and stracciatella cheese, and roasted Griggstown chicken.
The statement piece of this contemporary restaurant is definitely the amazing ceiling artwork, called the aerial centerpiece. The undulating architectural form king, Gehry added a sculptural wood piece hanged above 76 quartzite tables and the sleek leather chairs in a rich maroon. The striking web in the fine dining restaurant‘s ceiling it’s a living proof that the architect isn’t afraid of bold design projects.