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Studio KO's Yves Saint Laurent Museum Opens in Marrakech

Studio KO's Yves Saint Laurent Museum Opens in Marrakech
Studio KO's Yves Saint Laurent Museum Opens in Marrakech, musée YVES SAINT LAURENT marrakech. Image © Nicolas Mathéus
musée YVES SAINT LAURENT marrakech. Image © Nicolas Mathéus

A new museum dedicated to the life and work of French fashion icon Yves Saint Laurent has opened in the Moroccan city of Marrakech. Designed by Studio KO, the building sits a short distance away from Jardin Majorelle – the home acquired by Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé in 1980. With a large permanent exhibition space designed by scenographist Christophe Martin, showcasing the collections of it's namesake, the museum also features temporary exhibition spaces, a research library and archives, an auditorium, bookstore, and a terrace café.

musée YVES SAINT LAURENT marrakech. Image © Nicolas Mathéus Scenography. Image © Christophe Martin Architectes musée YVES SAINT LAURENT marrakech (auditorium). Image © Nicolas Mathéus musée YVES SAINT LAURENT marrakech (Interior Visualization). Image © studio KO + 5

musée YVES SAINT LAURENT marrakech. Image © Nicolas Mathéus
musée YVES SAINT LAURENT marrakech. Image © Nicolas Mathéus

Informed by the archives of Saint Laurent, Studio KO were "struck by curves running alongside straight lines; by the succession of delicate and bold forms." As a result, the façade of the building appears as "an intersection of cubes with a lace-like covering of bricks," forging patterns that "recall the weft and warp of fabric."

musée YVES SAINT LAURENT marrakech (auditorium). Image © Nicolas Mathéus
musée YVES SAINT LAURENT marrakech (auditorium). Image © Nicolas Mathéus
musée YVES SAINT LAURENT marrakech (Interior Visualization). Image © studio KO
musée YVES SAINT LAURENT marrakech (Interior Visualization). Image © studio KO
Scenography. Image © Christophe Martin Architectes
Scenography. Image © Christophe Martin Architectes
Cite: AD Editorial Team. "Studio KO's Yves Saint Laurent Museum Opens in Marrakech" 19 Oct 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/881893/studio-kos-yves-saint-laurent-museum-opens-in-marrakech/> ISSN 0719-8884
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musée YVES SAINT LAURENT marrakech. Image © Nicolas Mathéus

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