CITE DE L’ARCHITECTURE ET DU PATRIMOINE
Recyclable exhibition, sustainable materials
The ‘S1’ gallery, an enormous space that curves away into the distance is painted brilliant white and flooded with daylight. The display panels presenting the projects, designed to be mobile, are all made from the same material, recycled wood and corrugated card, strong but light. Their ‘accordion’ arrangement means they are self-supporting. Small ‘salons’, room-like spaces, set apart from the display, where specific issues from the exhibition can be presented and debated, are defined by walls of thermal insulation material, generally a hidden material in architecture, here making a statement about the environmental cost of global energy consumption. The display panels and salons are constructed so that their materials might be reused after the exhibition. With this in mind all the materials are untreated. The wood panels are cut so that any off-cuts can be used to make furniture. The insulation material is used to create structure (rolled, piled in thick layers to create walls) and is cut as little as possible. All these structures can be easily disassembled, and drilling or other interventions are kept to a minimum. As part of this display system, exhibited projects are printed directly onto wooden panels, to create a half urban, half rural graphic landscape for the visitor to navigate.
500000 € HT
OPENING MAY 2009
ARCHITECT, EXHIBITION DESIGNER, SUSTAINABLE BUILT ENVIRONMENT SPECIALIST
SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS, REUSE, ECONOMY OF MATERIALS