The latter also acted as a curator and designer of the exposition. This exhibition became a kind of manifesto of the architect, in which he expressed his creative philosophy and ideas regarding the current state of world architecture. In addition, Nouvel also published the present "Louisiana Manifesto", in which he called for striving for variable architecture, inextricably linked with its environment and purpose, bringing pleasure to people living and working in such buildings. He also spoke out against the "globalization" of design, which results in the emergence of the same type, pseudo-stylish buildings around the world.
The exposition presents drawings of Nouvel's projects, his drawings, models and photographs of finished buildings. The architect tried to create a dialogue between his works and the bright halls of the museum, located by the sea on a verdant promontory.
Among the projects that received the most attention at the exhibition are the Opera House in Lyon (1986-1993), the Cartier Foundation (1991-1994) and the Arab World Institute (1981-1987) in Paris, as well as the Orestaden Concert Hall for the Danish broadcasting company DR, which is currently under construction in Copenhagen.
The exhibition will run from June 7 to September 18, 2005.