Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech by Studio KO

Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech by Studio KO

Studio KO – a French architecture firm – recently released the first design images showcasing the forthcoming Yves Saint Laurent museum in Marrakech, Morocco.

“When Yves Saint Laurent discovered Marrakech in 1966, he was so moved by the place that he decided to buy a house and regularly go back there. It feels perfectly natural, fifty years later, to build a museum dedicated to his oeuvre, which was so inspired by this country”
~ Pierre Berge, Yves Saint Laurent

Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech YSL Museum front view Studio KO

Scheduled to open late 2017, the building will span 4,000sq metres and is situated next to the city’s Jardin Majorelle – a garden much loved by Saint Laurent, fittingly now owned by Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent. This opening will coincide with the opening of the Paris YSL Museum, created in the designer’s studio of 30 years.

Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech YSL Museum Inside

One of the only designers of the era to archive and systematically document all of his collections, the museum will house a collection of accessories, haute couture garments, sketches, collection boards, photographs and objects collected by Saint Laurent between 1962 and 2002.

As part of the Museum design, Studio KO have designed permanent and temporary exhibition spaces, an auditorium, a research library and a café and restaurant.

Yves Saint Laurent Museum Marrakech by Studio KO YSL Musée outside view

Header Photography Credit: Guy Marineau
Museum Render Images: Studio KO
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