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Museum Fondation Louis Vuitton

An architectural jewel was created in Paris in 2013 based on designs by Frank Gehry. The museum was created on the initiative of Bernard Arnault, CEO of the French company Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVHM). The museum mostly shows art of the 20th century. The Fondation Louis Vuitton Museum is covered by 12 single roofs consisting of 222 single and double curved, glued laminated glulam beams made of European larch. The total volume of glued laminated timber is around 800 m³. The museum has eleven galleries (11,000 square meters), an auditorium with 400 seats and several terraces, and is architecturally modeled on a ship.

Location

Paris, France

Client

Fondation Louis Vuitton pour la création, Paris, France

General contractor

EIFFAGE Construction Métallique, Colombes, France

Architect

Frank Gehry

Construction period

2012 / 2013

Status

Completed

Project category

Cultural, Free form, Façade, Glued laminated timber

Details

The Museum Fondation Louis Vuitton is covered by 12 single roofs with 222 single and double-curved European larch glulam beams. The total volume of glulam is around 800 m³. HESS TIMBER was involved for technical consulting during the planning phase.

  • Wood species: European Larch
  • Volume: 800 m³ glued laminated timber

Product / Solution

GLT PREMIUM, HESS FREE FORM

Fondation Louis Vuitton // VINCI

VINCI is a French construction group that was responsible for the construction of the Louis Vuitton Museum. In this interview the main responsibles explain the complexity and the difficulties that occurred during the construction of this very special Museum.

Aerial Views // FONDATION LOUIS VUITTON

This film shows some spectacular aerial views of the museum.