Frank Gehry has unveiled the design for the Louis Vuitton Foundation for Creation, a new museum for Modern Art in Paris. The building is commissioned by Bernard Arnault, chairman of LVMH (Louis Vuitton MoÃ«t Hennessy), and the richest man of France.
The 127 million dollar museum is a dream coming true from Bernard Arnault, but also for Frank Gehry himself. “The project is a dream, so the idea is to make a dream.” Literally: Gehry designed an immaterial building: “The idea is of a cloud made of glass.”
The project is situated at the edge of the Bois de Bologne, basically inside a park that is popular with children. The program is conventionally organized in white boxes. A special feature is the terraced garden on the roof.
“I want everything to look like my drawings. The model is not quite there. We’ve built 30 or 40 models, and the design is still evolving. It’s not going to look exactly like this, so forgive me: I want the lines to look like the sketch.”
The video of the presentation of the project by Frank Gehry can be viewed here.