moshe safdie + peter marino: louis vuitton island maison at marina bay sands
moshe safdie + peter marino: louis vuitton island maison at marina bay sands moshe safdie + peter marino: louis vuitton island maison at marina bay sands
feb 15, 2012

moshe safdie + peter marino: louis vuitton island maison at marina bay sands

‘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.


see designboom’s previous coverage on marina bay sands during its construction phase, upon its completion and the hotel complex.

view from bay at night

view from bay during the day

pavilion emerges from the water

structure is accessed with a wooden pathway

ground level

view of ground level from first floor

first floor

ceiling plane

installation suspended form the ceiling hovers above the ground retail floor



eventscape case study: louis vuitton island maison
video courtesy of eventscape



project info:


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

  • Wounder full store design a mark on retail sector.

    Madhavi Desai says:
  • Interior reminds me John lewis in Kingston town centre, uk…

    surrier says:
  • Plain disgusting.

    Jimbo says:
  • This is the worst kind of architecture in Singapore. It is simply old school, and boring. Facade is busy, ceiling is busy, struts everywhere. Terrible and tasteless pantheon of consumerism. Look closely…

    Chester W says:

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