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
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.