Friday, 26 December 2014

Fondation Louis Vuitton

The Fondation Louis Vuitton is located in the Bois de Boulogne, in Paris (France), on the edge of the Jardin d’Acclimatation. It houses Vuitton’s permanent modern art collection, as well as temporary exhibitions.

The architect Frank Gehry designed the building for the Fondation Louis Vuitton. For this design, Gehry won the French National Grand Prix of Engineering in 2012 and the American Institute of Architects' award of excellence in 2013.

The concrete building is wrapped with 12 expansive glass “sails” that convey an organic feel and a sense of movement.

A water garden that gently slides step by step towards the underground level of the building, surrounded by a grotto.

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Fondation Louis Vuitton,
8 avenue du Mahatma Gandhi,
Bois de Boulogne, Paris 16th.
Métro: Les Sablons.

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