13 000 m² of glass
In particular, the manufacture of glass was an opportunity to rethink the know-how. A special furnace was created to meet the requirements for curves and projections imposed by the designer. Frank Gehry's design was ambitious in his use of glass. In order to meet his architectural vision, the process of glass manifacturing had to be rethought. Watch this video to find out how it was done.
From an initial sketch drawn on a blank page in a notebook to the transparent cloud sitting at the edge of the Jardin d'Acclimatation in the Bois de Boulogne, Frank Gehry constantly sought to "design, in Paris, a magnificent vessel symbolising the cultural calling of France".