Here's another glimpse of the 2015 Festival des Architectures Vives opening this June. As visitors explore the cities of Montpellier and La Grande Motte, they'll find installation sites that play with the notion of temporality: spontaneity, immediacy, chance encounters, the ephemeral, and so on.
Another feature not to miss out on during the festival is the Pavilion 2015. Designed by Hadrien Balalud de Saint Jean, Guillaume Giraud, and Johan Laure of NAS Architecture, the pavilion will be the main reception and meeting space during the FAV Montepellier. It'll be on display from June 3-14 at Montpellier's Hotel Saint-Côme.
Learn more about the installation below.
"At the Festival des Architectures Vives 10th anniversary at the Hotel Saint-Côme's court, the standpoint of the Pavilion must be thoughtful and contextual. It was important to use the various elements which put rhythm into the court as a base to the global shape development of the Pavilion. Taking root in the ground, the Pavilion expands in a multiplicity of randomly set terraces to be used by visitors as a reading space, to rest or as a scene for the numerous events during the festival.
The Pavilion then comes to include the surrounding columns to form a huge reception space for the public. Due to its form and generosity, its interiority appeals. Made up of a mural scenography, this space becomes an information and meeting point during the Festival."
"The unit is composed of medium’s plates tinted of anthracite color in the external mass, thus privileging a mono material which mainly highlights the form variations and the global unit. The interior is composed of clear colors which contrast with the external surface and invite the public to enter. This space is beam, neither stopping the glance nor the passage. The use of the Pavilion wants to be fluid and ergonomic."
"More than a simple object, this Pavilion is an arch itectural tool. An articulation that proposes more than it imposes. It is possible to turn aroun d it, cross it, climb above it... The goal is to offer, with a small surface, a large number of possible uses. Thus, the Pavilion aims at being a friendly and sha ring meeting space; in the image of the FAV. A place where to understand the Festival, to talk abo ut it and to express on it."
If you didn't catch our first FAV 2015 preview, check it out here.
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