Back in December, we reported that the Louis Vuitton Foundation for Creation building that Frank Gehry designed would be opening this year and showed you the first image of what the structure would look like. According to Artnet, the building will finally open to the public on Oct. 27 after nearly six years of construction. New photos of the 126,000-square-foot show a ship-like building with glass as its major material.
Gehry called the building "unusual" and said that he has never designed anything like it. "To reflect our constantly changing world, we wanted to create a building that would evolve according to the time and the light in order to give the impression of something ephemeral and continually changing," he added. LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault said that they "wanted to present Paris with an extraordinary space for art and culture, and demonstrate daring and emotion by entrusting Frank Gehry with the construction of an iconic building for the 21st century."
The Fondation Louis Vuitton website chronicles the building process from design to completion and includes interviews with Gehry, as well as travel info and news about the foundation. Head there for more photos and details about opening day.