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Musée du Louvre

Paris's Musée du Louvre, home to the iconic Louvre Pyramid by Pritzker Prize-winning architect IM Pei, is the world's largest art museum.

So it was big news when in July 2015, a team headed up by British firm Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners was selected to design a new conservation facility for the institution, which will house 250,000 works of art when completed.

The Louvre Lens – an outpost of the Musée du Louvre by Japanese architects SANAA and New York studio Imrey Culbert – opened in Lens, northern France, back in 2012 but still remains popular with readers. The 360-metre-long glass and aluminium building houses a permanent collection as well as temporary exhibitions.

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