On the 27th of October, the Fondation Louis Vuitton opened its doors to the public after extensive renovations that started in 2008. The Fondation aims to promote art and culture and houses works of art from the personal collection of Bernard Arnault, chairman and CEO of LVMH. As part of the modern new building, the Fondation chose to install four Boon Edam TQ revolving doors.
A Unique Building
The Louis Vuitton Fondation building was designed by the American-Canadian architect Frank Gehry, who is known for his design of the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao, Spain. The Fondation building is situated in the Jardin d'Acclimatation in the Bois de Boulogne in Paris, France, and is a 48m high glass building shaped like a sailboat with sails inflated by the wind. The intricate design consists of 3,584 tailor-made glass panels with a total surface of 13,500 m2.
A Sustainable Building
The renovation project's focus on sustainability made it the perfect pilot project for a new sustainability certificate for cultural buildings, developed by the High Quality Environmental Standard (HQE) organization. HQE is the French standard for green buildings, based on international principles for sustainable development. The installation of Boon Edam revolving doors is one of the many examples in which sustainable design and development were incorporated into this building.
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