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  5. Gehry Partners
  6. 2014
  7. Fondation Louis Vuitton / Gehry Partners

Fondation Louis Vuitton / Gehry Partners

  • 00:00 - 13 October, 2014
Fondation Louis Vuitton / Gehry Partners
Fondation Louis Vuitton / Gehry Partners, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

© Todd Eberle © Todd Eberle © Todd Eberle © Todd Eberle + 24

      • Consultants

        Gehry Technologies
      • Executive Architect

        Studios Architecture
      • MEP Engineer

        Setec Batiment
      • Lighting

        L’Observatoire International / Ingelux
      • Civil Engineer

        Setec Bâtiment
      • Building Façade Consultant

        RFR/TESS
      • Acoustical Engineer (Base Building)

        LAMOUREUX
      • Sound designer (Auditorium)

        Nagata Acoustics
      • Landscape

        Atelier Lieux Et Paysages
      • Theatre/AV

        DUCKS SCENO
      • Sustainable Building Consultants

        S’PACE / TERAO
      • Building Maintenance

        TAW
      • General Contractor

        VINCI Construction
      • Client

        Fondation Louis Vuitton - Bernard Arnault, President
      • Site Area

        1ha
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      Courtesy of  L'Observatoire International
      Courtesy of L'Observatoire International
      © Todd Eberle
      © Todd Eberle

      Text description provided by the architects. The design responds to the setting of the Jardin d’Acclimatation, evoking the tradition of 19th-century glass garden buildings, the role of the Jardin in cultural memory (especially the work of Marcel Proust) and the desire to create a contemporary art museum that will be attractive and welcoming to the children and families who frequent the Jardin.

      © Todd Eberle
      © Todd Eberle
      Courtesy of  L'Observatoire International
      Courtesy of L'Observatoire International

      Constructed on the edge of a water garden created especially for the project, the building comprises an assemblage of white blocks (known as “the icebergs”) clad in panels of fiber-reinforced concrete, surrounded by twelve immense glass “sails” supported by wooden beams. The sails give Fondation Louis Vuitton its transparency and sense of movement, while allowing the building to reflect the water, woods and garden and continually change with the light.

      Structure Diagram © Fondation Louis Vuitton
      Structure Diagram © Fondation Louis Vuitton

      The ground-level entrance hall serves as the entry to both the museum and the Jardin. It is designed as an active social space, featuring a restaurant and bookstore. The large, multi-purpose space directly adjacent to the entrance hall may be used as an auditorium accommodating 350 persons, an exhibition space, or event venue.

      Courtesy of  L'Observatoire International
      Courtesy of L'Observatoire International

      As visitors move from gallery to gallery within the building, the large expanses of glass provide picturesque views of the gardens, integrating the landscape into the experience of the museum. Visitors are able to climb exterior stairways underneath the glass sails to reach roof-top gardens and exhibitions.

      Structure Diagram © Fondation Louis Vuitton
      Structure Diagram © Fondation Louis Vuitton

      The project has been a catalyst internationally for innovation in digital design and construction, setting a new standard for the use of advanced digital and fabrication technologies. More than 400 people contributed design models, engineering rules and assembly constraints to a common web-hosted 3D digital model, which intelligently adapted itself to design requirements. More than 3,600 glass panels and 19,000 concrete panels that form the façade were simulated using mathematical techniques and molded using advanced industrial robots, all automated from the shared 3D model. New software was developed specifically for sharing and working with the complex design.

      © Todd Eberle
      © Todd Eberle
      Courtesy of  L'Observatoire International
      Courtesy of L'Observatoire International

      The structure of the glass roof allows the building to collect and reuse rain water and improves its geothermal power. Besides, the Fondation has attained its overall goal to reach HQE (Haute Qualité Environmentale) certification noted as Très Performant. The steps taken to achieve this level of certification could be considered equivalent to LEED Gold.

      © Todd Eberle
      © Todd Eberle

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      Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Fondation Louis Vuitton / Gehry Partners" 13 Oct 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/555694/fondation-louis-vuitton-gehry-partners/> ISSN 0719-8884
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