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Musee Du Louvre: The Latest Architecture and News

Airbnb is Treating One Lucky Guest to a Night in the Louvre (Including Drinks with the Mona Lisa)

10:35 - 3 April, 2019
Airbnb is Treating One Lucky Guest to a Night in the Louvre (Including Drinks with the Mona Lisa), © Julian Abrams
© Julian Abrams

Airbnb has partnered with the Musée du Louvre to offer a unique experience for one lucky winner to sleep underneath the museum’s iconic Pyramid for one night. On April 30th, the winner will take up residence within I.M Pei’s famous 1989 addition to the Parisian complex, part of an elaborate “night at the museum” experience.

Alberto Campo Baeza and Raphaël Gabrion’s Louvre Design Ties for First Place

12:00 - 24 July, 2015
Alberto Campo Baeza and Raphaël Gabrion’s Louvre Design Ties for First Place, Courtesy of Alberto Campo Baeza
Courtesy of Alberto Campo Baeza

Winning joint first prize in the recent competition hosted by the Louvre museum, Alberto Campo Baeza and Raphaël Gabrion have proposed a dark, cubic volume for the combined conservation facility and gallery to be built in Liévin. Though the final commission for the project was awarded to the other first place winner, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, the proposal by Campo Baeza and Gabrion offers an interesting take on the relationship between art and architecture.

Building model. Image Courtesy of Alberto Campo Baeza The design inserted into Monet's "Soleil Levant". Image Courtesy of Alberto Campo Baeza Interior rendering. Image Courtesy of Alberto Campo Baeza Rendering of the project. Image Courtesy of Alberto Campo Baeza + 9

RSHP Wins Competition to Build Conservation Facility for Louvre

13:49 - 7 July, 2015
RSHP Wins Competition to Build Conservation Facility for Louvre, "...sensitively placed in its surroundings". Image © Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
"...sensitively placed in its surroundings". Image © Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

The Musée du Louvre and the Nord-Pas de Calais region has selected Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) to build a new conservation and storage facility for the Louvre in Liévin, northern France (Nord-Pas-de-Calais). Built primarily for study and research, the 20,000-square-meter "landscape building" will feature a series of vaulted light-filled conservation studios and storage spaces topped with a lush green roof.

“The consortium of architects, headed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, has succeeded in taking the specific needs of properly preserving and accessing the Louvre’s collections, and turning them into a first-class architectural creation," said Jean-Luc Martinez, President-Director of the Musée du Louvre.