Located next to the Jardin d’Acclimatation in middle of the famous Parisian park, Bois de Boulogne, the site of the Fondation Louis Vuitton will open its doors very soon.

This architectural challenge comes already among the XXI Century architecture projects’ milestone.

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© Fondation Louis Vuitton

Designed by Frank Gehry with Digital Project and CATIA, the 3D software created by Dassault Systèmes

The building, designed by architect Frank Gehry, articulates in a light and aerial way 12 glass sails composed of 3600 smoothly curved and custom-molded pannels. The complex shapes of this architectural project were allowed thanks to Digital Project, a 3D software developed by Gehry Technologies from the basis of the software CATIA created by Dassault Systèmes. The teams of builders were thus allowed to work simultaneously together on the same 3D model.

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© Fondation Louis Vuitton

The site of the Fondation Louis Vuitton will be inaugurated on October 20th, 2014. It will be officially open to the public from Monday, 27 October 2014 after 3 open days, free of charges.

Pictures and video © Fondation Louis Vuitton

 

 

 

 

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