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Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas has declined to participate in the competition to design the new Andhra Pradesh capital of Amaravati, following which the state government has contacted US-based architect Frank Gehry to come on board.
Gehry, along with British architect Norman Foster and Italian-British architect Richard Rogers, will now be the contenders to build the Amaravati capital complex, which will include Raj Bhavan. CM secretariat and high court besides guests houses and infrastructure.
Gehry’s famous designs include the titanium-clad Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles; while Foster’s Reichstag restoration in Berlin and Gherkin building in London are iconic. Rogers changed the way museums were perceived with the Pompidou Centre in Paris. […]