Athens 2023 | Plaster

Luma Foundation

FranceFranceCompany Name: Ile De France Plâtrerie

Project description

Following the Louis Vuitton operation, the architect Frank Ghery started the construction of the Luma foundation tower. A pharaonic project that took 5 years to complete and for which innovative products and advanced technology were used, such as 3D modelling and BIM, with the obligation to respect the shapes and volumes desired by Frank Ghery.

A technical and aesthetic work : This prestigious cultural project, of international scope, is distinguished by the rare and singular works carried out by the company.

  • The “skirts”, formed from a structure calculated and fixed only at the top, forming a magnificent drapery
  • The Structures combining metal and plaster,
  • The “glassboxes”, formed from three petals per level up to level 7

Main information

Building size

15 000 m²

Building purpose / type


Building owner name

art collector,
sponsor and film maker

Architect name

Frank GEHRY,
(Louis-Vuitton Foundation– France, Guggenheim Museum – Spain…) 


Company name: Ile De France Plâtrerie

Main Representative: Mr Olivier DI PONIO

Number of collaborators: 41

Specialties: Commercial interior and exterior systems contractor specializing in walls and ceilings

Founded in: 1984

Biography: Ile De France Plâtrerie is a family business which carries out most of its activity in the building industry and works in both the new and renovation sectors. Founded in 1984, the company has been able to acquire and appropriate the techniques of the plastering trade and today has more than 3000 achievements.

Innovation Partner: Ceilings, partitions, linings, sprayed plaster

Luma Foundation - Gypsum International Trophy 2023

Contractors: Olivier DI PONIO

Owner’s testimonial
There is a driving metaphor for Luma at the Parc des Ateliers: that of a living organism.
Architect’s testimonial
From the beginning, I have sought to capture natural light with the building because it is free for all of us. The nuances of light in Arles, throughout the day, and its colours at night, those of Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’.

Saint-Gobain products & systems

Allows curved design
Lutèce® Projection 33 XPERT / Placoplatre® BA 18
Smooth mecanical finish
Lutèce® Projection 33 XPERT
Fire protection
Megastil® System, Placoflam® BA 13
Robustness guarantee
Placoplatre BA 25®
Moisture resistance
Placomarine® BA 13

Saint-Gobain Team


Photographer’s name

©Raphaël Demaret 2022