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Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech

YSL Museum Marrakech

 

While we were in Marrakech a few weeks ago we dropped into the newly opened YSL museum close to the centre of Marrakech to take a look around.  

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Designed by Studio KO, the architects behind Cafe De La Post, Chiltern Firehouse and some extraordinarily beautiful villas the museum is a homage to Yves Saint Laurent and his long standing love of Marrakech. 

The entrance takes you into a stunning circular courtyard which forms centre of museum, redbrick, pink and grey terrazzos and textured concrete combine to create a fabulously rich yet muted palette.   

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A vibrant green glazed tiled void space draws light into the central space with hanging plants giving energy and life to the heart of the building. 

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Huge brass and oak doors with stunning inlay detailing create the portals into the various spaces of the central hub, adding a refined glamorous and richness to the otherwise pared back interior.   

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The experience is rounded off as you exit of the museum through a garden inspired by nearby Jardin Majorelle,  an impressive selection of Cacti of all sizes is set against textured earthy walls bathed in sunlight. 

Overall an absolutely stunning building , well worth a visit if you are in the city, just for the architecture alone!