Le Louvre

Paris, France

  • Musée du Louvre
  • Rethinking the Museum and spaces for art and mediation
  • 5,000m²
  • Competition
  • AL_A

AL_A was shortlisted for a competition to remodel the public spaces of Le Louvre and to reinterpret the spaces for mediation and information. The objective was to make the visitor experience pleasurable and uplifting by liberating I.M.Pei’s Pyramid, restoring the brilliance of his vision by removing its function as an entrance and exit to the Museum, and reinstating the structure as a destination in its own right.

Our radical proposition was to enter Le Louvre directly from the courtyard through the three original entrances to the historic Palace. This move gives the visitor an intuitive understanding of the complexity of the museum. The immersive experience of entering directly into one of the palace rooms allows the visitor to immediately establish a visceral relationship with the collection.

In each ancient hall, a finely crafted piece of modern design was inserted, displaying a vast array of visitor information. This continues Le Louvre’s brave juxtaposition of the historic and contemporary for which they are so well known.

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Illuminated River

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IOC

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Timber Wave

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Huntingdon Estate

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News London

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Spencer Dock Bridge

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Oxford Street

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Metropolis

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Selfridges

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Comme des Garçons

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Furniture

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