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The Vitra Design Museum is housed in this iconic building by <a href="http://www.foga.com/">Frank Gehry</a>. Built in 1989, it's the earliest non-factory structure on campus. The factory and the gate that he built in tandem with the museum all share the t

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Originally appeared in Touring Vitra Campus, Part 1
on September 29, 2011
The Vitra Design Museum is housed in this iconic building by &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.foga.com/&quot;&gt;Frank Gehry&lt;/a&gt;. Built in 1989, it&#039;s the earliest non-factory structure on campus. The factory and the gate that he built in tandem with the museum all share the t
The Vitra Design Museum is housed in this iconic building by Frank Gehry. Built in 1989, it's the earliest non-factory structure on campus. The factory and the gate that he built in tandem with the museum all share the the same aesthetic: white walls, dark roofs, a square structure on one side, and a round form on the other. Though the white walls stand out in the landscape on a bright fall day, the color was specified in order to help it blend in with surroundings. The land on which the Vitra Campus is located is a cherry field and when the flowers bloom, the building disappears among the pale pink and white flowers.

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