Luma Arles

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08 November 2021  |  Architecture, Culture, Pure France

Luma Arles, an interdisciplinary creative campus

Luma Arles, an interdisciplinary creative campus created by the Luma foundation of Maja Hoffmann (to use the expression of the founder).

If there is an image, a metaphor for this 21st century institution, it is that of a living organism. Where the question is no longer whether the spaces are open or closed, but in what mode they operate in the present moment: where always, somewhere, something is happening. An organic archipelago…

Maja Hoffmann

Located on a former railway site, Luma Arles covers 11 hectares with the tower, the forges, general mechanics, the large hall and the electrical store. The Tower of Luma Arles was designed by the American-Canadian architect Frank Gehry, the architect among others of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.The silver tower is a tribute to the painting The Starry Night and therefore to the brushstrokes of Vincent Van Gogh. The rotunda is reminiscent of the Roman arena. The gardens are Mediterranean in essence with more than 140 different species. The park and pond are designed by the landscape designer Bas Smets.

The tour

The tower houses the in-situ projects, the library, the living archives.

Luma Arles - tower

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The ceiling of the café restaurant reminds us of the Center Georges Pompidou.

Luma Arles

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The staircase on the ground floor and its mirrored ceiling.

Luma Arles

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Luma Arles

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Several terraces on the floors with a mesh curtain hall ceiling.

Luma Arles

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Luma Arles

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Luma Arles

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The walls of the halls where the elevators are located are made of salt.

Luma Arles

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Luma workshop

The Luma workshop is a research laboratory and works on materials, in particular wool. They make objects or furniture. (photo of the furniture taken in the café restaurant next to Luma Arles).

Luma Arles

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Luma Arles

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More info about Luma Arles on their website: https://www.luma.org/fr/arles/nous-connaitre/luma-arles

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Virginie Erre

After gaining a Masters Degree from the Panthéon Sorbonne, I worked as a real-estate agent for luxury properties and now am a manager with Pure France high quality holiday rentals. I am also a yoga instructor.

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