Musée Yves Saint Laurent in Marrakech

I was in Marrakech the week the new museum for the popular late fashion designer opened, and I couldn't help but take a few pictures of the building when the doors were still closed.

The atrium right after the entrance

The atrium right after the entrance

Once again, don't be fooled by the look of these pictures - this place is crowded, and everyone tries to get their picture taken next to the huge logo block in the atrium. So after the line at the entrance get ready to queue again, if that is your thing.

 

the museum before opening

the museum before opening

The opening was expected with excitement, and celebrated with posters and flags all over the city. 

Details of the facade

Details of the facade

I loved the color scheme and materials of the building so much, and took every opportunity to photograph every detail, as long as the crowds had no arrived yet. I especially like the combination of light pink marble, rusty red bricks, arranged in a gemoetric pattern, and gold for details, while maintaining an overall straight style with soft and rounded shapes. The colors are also found in the Medina (old city) of Marrakech, so this building is a perfect match combining heritage, luxury and modern style.

 

 

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Unfortunately on the inside you are not allowed to take pictures at all (and trust me, the guards are really strict about it), so I leave you with the building and the recommendation to visit the collection, too.