The museum’s defining feature is its roofline – a modern interpretation of the classic Arabic dome. A slivery lattice of complex geometric patterns, the dome filters sunlight to create a constantly changing “rain of light” on the building’s flooring. For the outdoor area of the museum’s waterfront café, Ateliers Jean Nouvel partnered with the design team of DOMOTEX exhibitor YVYRA to develop "Exterpark Louvre", an exquisite teak decking timber that is installed using an ingenious system of magnetic clips.

The planks are inspired by the decking used on luxury boats. The individual timbers are only 57 mm wide and are designed to be installed without visible gaps or screws in mere seconds. They are simply clipped on to an aluminum substructure using a special tool. The planks work together to create a unified, extremely elegant outdoor floorscape. The individual timbers are quick to install and can be removed for redeployment or replacement with consummate ease at any time, according to YVYRA Export Director Mario Rodríguez, who worked closely with Ateliers Jean Nouvel in the development of the custom-designed teak decking system.

The latest developments in outdoor flooring will be on show at DOMOTEX, which runs from 10 to 13 January 2020. Here, innovative manufacturers will showcase a richly diverse range of flooring solutions inspired by the keynote theme ATMYSPHERE .

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