The research centre for degenerative brain diseases is divided into two separate buildings connected by a courtyard.
The first forms a jumble of swooping stainless-steel arcs and houses events spaces to rent.
The second contains clinics and research facilities dedicated to preserving memory, and consists of white stacked boxes.
All photographs are copyright Matthew Carbone.
Designed by Frank Gehry, the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health’s facility is the perfect venue for accomplishing the organization’s two main goals:
Preserving memory: With both administrative offices and medical research and clinical operations, Keep Memory Alive and its medical partner, the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, provide a full-service approach towards preserving memory.
Creating memories: Housed under an undulating stainless steel canopy, illuminated by natural light from 199 windows, our event space or Life Activity Center is available for rental—a truly unique space in which to host a wedding, bar mitzvah, business meeting, and create memories for your friends, family, and colleagues
While Gehry’s design incites varied reactions from observers, the one consistent response is a desire to come inside its walls and learn more. In this respect, the building is an unwavering marketing tool, driving awareness to the work conducted by those inside.”
Gehry deftly manipulates space and materials to create stunning structures that captivate the imagination. His design of Keep Memory Alive’s headquarters at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health has been nothing short of remarkable. The Gehry teams have created a masterpiece of architectural design, blending strong visual impact with superior efficiency in patient care.
Gehry wanted to create a place in Las Vegas that will be memorable.