This strangely modern looking building is featured a the Luma Arles arts center in Arles, France.

The 15000 square meter tower designed by Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry for the Luma Foundation.

It is said that Frank was inspired by the painter Vincent Van Gogh and Arles's Roman amphitheatre.

Funded by a 150 million pounds donation from swiss collector Maja Hoffmann, the Luma Arles arts centre is being built on a rail yard earlier owned by French national railway company.

This rail yard has remaind vacant since 1986.

A series of buildings which already exist here will be converted into exhibition spaces by Selldorf Architects who are based in New York.

Lumar Arles arts centre will be surrounded by a public park, named Parc des Ateliers that will be designed by Bureau Bas Smets a Belgian landscape architect.

At Luma Arles, this unique structure which is named as The Tower is a stainless steel based cultural building and is the central attraction in the campus.