‘louis vuitton island maison’ by moshe safdie + peter marino, singapore
images by louis vuitton, william cho, rebecca ang
images courtesy of eventscape inc.
boston-based architect moshe safdie and new york-based designer peter marino have collaborated to create the structure
and interiors of the ‘louis vuitton island maison’ within the marina bay sands complex in singapore. the 25,000 square foot
glass pavilion emerges from the surrounding water. the 300 unique skylight and curtain wall panels were surfaced with
a UV-resistant membrane skin to protect the luxury goods on display inside from the sun’s harmful rays. custom sunshades
conceived by canadian firm eventscape inc. measuring 20 feet long cover the exterior while translucency of the walls
and ceilings have been manipulated with PTFE textiles and glass fiber with polymer coatings. simply diffusing the light will allow
visitors to maintain clear views through the window panels.
the 25,000 square foot glass pavilion is the newest addition to the established marina bay sands development
the interior’s nautical theme is consistent with the label’s association with travel and location within the bay.
after the treated panels were fabricated, the components were shipped via boat and then immediately installed
within minutes upon arrival. this contributed to the swift completion of the fast tracked project, shortening
the construction schedule immensely.
view from bay at night
view from bay during the day
pavilion emerges from the water
structure is accessed with a wooden pathway
view of ground level from first floor
installation suspended form the ceiling hovers above the ground retail floor
project name: louis vuitton island maison
project type: retail store
location: marina bay sands, singapore
engineering/fabrication/installation of sun shades: eventscape inc.
design: peter marino architect: interior designer ftl design engineering studio: sun shade consultant
pavilion design: moshe safdie
completion: september, 2011
square footage: 46,000 sq ft. building
photography: louis vuitton, william cho, rebecca ang