MODERN ARCHITECTURE-TCXG 379

Concert of Wills: Making the Getty Center (1997)

Think about the following questions when watching the film:

1) Why did the Getty Trust decide to build its center on a hill in Brentwood rather than in a more accessible place such as downtown Los Angeles or Santa Monica?





2) Why were materials such a big issue?





3) What kind of tensions developed during the design and construction of the center?  Why?





4) What role should the architect play when designing a project like this?