Fondation Louis Vuitton pour la création

Fondation Louis Vuitton pour la création

The Fondation Louis Vuitton pour la création will open its doors in Paris in 2014. This extraordinary space for art and culture was conceived by architect Frank Gehry as a vessel whose sails soar amidst the trees of the Bois de Boulogne. The building’s construction represents unprecedented technological challenges.

The building counts twelve immense glass sails, joining a longstanding tradition of glass architecture in Paris, including the Grand Palais. Frank Gehry also drew inspiration from the Palais d’Hiver and the Palmarium, two glass and steel structures that graced the Jardin d’Acclimatation in the 19th century, bringing Parisians opportunities for discovery and elegant promenades.

Fondation Louis Vuitton pour la création © Fondation Louis Vuitton pour la création / ArteFactoryLab

The architecture is a bold dialogue between tradition and modernity, expressing "the artistic vision of the Foundation", notes Bernard Arnault. Devoted to contemporary art, the Fondation Louis Vuitton pour la création will enable a broad public to enjoy a multitude of artistic creations, deepening LVMH’s ongoing commitment to promoting culture.

The Fondation Louis Vuitton pour la création is committed to respecting High Quality Environmental Standards (HQE), acting as a pilot project for certification of cultural buildings.

For more information visit fondationlouisvuitton.fr

Fondation Louis Vuitton pour la création © Fondation Louis Vuitton pour la création / ArteFactoryLab

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