Louis Vuitton Foundation in the Bois de Boulogne, Paris, France
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A fashionista art centre. World Architecture Day
Did you know that the name Louis Vuitton is associated with much more than just fashion? The Louis Vuitton Foundation, in today's image, is a museum and cultural centre in Paris, France, promoting art and culture. The extravagant building opened its doors to the public in 2014, thanks to the collaboration between Bernard Arnault, CEO of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton and American architect Frank Gehry. When designing the museum, Gehry drew inspiration from various iconic buildings in Paris, including the Grand Palais and Jardin d'Acclimatation, and applied concepts from the 19th-century English landscape gardens.
The International Union of Architects established World Architecture Day in 1985 to celebrate architectural marvels around the world and to draw attention to habitat-related issues in alignment with the United Nations' World Habitat Day. Emphasising their interconnectedness, both days are observed on the first Monday of October every year.