Flagship store Louis Vuitton, Cancún

Client:
Louis Vuitton
Architecture:
José-Carlos Valivia de los Ríos and Gustavo Carmona
Version:
Schaffitzel Holzindustrie
Year of construction:
2013

Technical data

Technical design:
tablets of accoya glulam
Dimensions:
223 tablets of accoya glulam
Scope of performances:
Louis Vuitton designers have selected Accoya gluelam for the brand’s second store in Latin America. The prestigious clothing and accessories store, located in Santiago, Chile, was designed by Louis Vuitton architect, Jose-Carlos Valdivia de Los Ríos and Gustavo Carmona, a Mexican architect who lead the Materia-Arquitectónica study. Accoya glulam has been selected for the façade of the building and has been designed to recreate Louis Vuitton’s famous quatrefoil branding which adorns many of the company’s luxury products.
Recreating this design in wood would be a challenge for most products. However Accoya’s unique modification process made this challenging remit achievable. The façade also had to meet the high standard of quality associated with the brand and be delivered to the highest levels of aesthetic finish. The geographical location of the store also posed further obstacles for the team, with Santiago prone to humid conditions within the summer months.
The finished building is impressive and the Accoya façade is covered with our guarantee against rot and decay for 50 years for exterior use above ground, making it perfect for a demanding outdoor application and location such as this.

Photos: Accoya® by Accsys Technologies