Emblematic monument of architecture of the 21st century
We travelled to the City of Lights for the 14th of July celebration and did out tour of the magnificent museums and art galleries in the city, but one of the visits deserves a special mention. The Louis Vuitton Foundation (LVF) designed by the American architect Frank Gehry and commissioned by Bernard Arnault, is located in the northern part of the Bois de Boulogne in Paris surrounded by century old trees and nestled in the Jardin d’Acclimatation or zoo garden. Inaugurated on October 20, 2014 by President of France Francois Hollande and Bernard Arnault, the LVF endows the heritage of Paris with an emblematic monument of architecture of the 21st century.
This architectural marvel dedicated to contemporary art has eleven galleries housing the artworks, with an auditorium, the Grotto and the Terraces all made to make you live multiple cultural experiences. A geometry in curves and lines that marries the forms of the garden, the interplay of transparence of the twelve voiles of glass with a basin where water seems to run over the stairs ad continuum, and becomes a mirror where the building itself is reflected. Cavorting continuously with the frontiers of the exterior and the interior, invites the visitors to a unique architectural experience. The views of Paris and La Defense are unbelievable!
The inauguration has been scheduled in three phases, from October 2014 through September 2015 each of them in rhythm with an exhibition, a partial presentation of the collection and a program of events. The current phase reunites an ensemble of artworks around the lines of Pop & Music/Sound. It is certainly worth a trip to the City of Lights as you will be amazed by the building’s architecture and the works of arts exhibited will stimulate all your senses.
For more information: http://www.fondationlouisvuitton.fr
“Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.” Frank Gehry