The structure was designed by Gehry as the centrepiece of the Luma Arles, an arts centre established by Swiss collector Maja Hoffmann that began construction in 2014.
The project has transformed an abandoned rail yard once owned by SNCF that was left vacant in 1986.
Atelier Vincent Hecht's photos reveal the distinctive facade of the Luma Arles tower, which is finished with 11,000 aluminium panels irregularly arranged around its concrete and steel frame.
Described by architecture critic Frank Miller as a "stainless-steel tornado", the cladding was designed by Gehry to evoke the craggy limestone cliffs around the city for which it is known.
Once complete, Gehry's tower will contain a mix of artist studios, workshops, seminar rooms and research facilities.