Frank Gehry is one of the most esteemed architects of our time. The Canadian-American Pritzker Prize winning architect has unveiled the ‘glass cloud,’ also known as the Louis Vuitton Foundation. The ‘iceberg,’ as it has also been nicknamed, is made of massive glass, metal and wood.
Commissioned by Bernard Arnault, Gehry’s masterpiece is in Paris at the Jardin d’acclimatation in the Bois de Boulogne. According to the foundation’s website, the location will be principally associated with artistic creation in all its forms. At the heart of the spaces, the public will be invited to discover the permanent collection made up of works belonging to the Fondation or the Arnault collection, as well as temporary exhibitions – two a year – and musical events in the auditorium.
For the opening of the Fondation Louis Vuitton, the artistic program will unfold in three stages between October 2014 and July 2015, each stage will include a temporary exhibition, a partial presentation of the collection and a series of events.
If you are from or visiting Paris, more information can be found at: http://www.fondationlouisvuitton.fr