Montpellier, France, 2013-09-04 -
After this 8th edition of FAV Montpellier which took place on the 12th to 16th June 2013 and the 1st edition of FAV La Grande Motte on the 19th to 23th June 2013, we propose a complete file tracing the highlights of Festival des Architectures Vives 2013.
The Festival des Architectures Vives aims to raise public awareness of the wide range of architecture. It seeks not only to highlight the work of a younger generation of architects, landscape architects, urban planners but also to discover unexpected urban areas. The project proposed by Festival des Architectures Vives take place in two distincts sites.
In Montpellier, in the heart of the historic city, is offered a path, an architectural discovery in the heart of the city. This path connects mansions and courtyards, which mostly private are not visible to visitors.
Then La Grande Motte is proposed discovery of a contemporary architectural heritage that is revisited, reinstated and even rewritten by young architects. Thus, the City of La Grande Motte, and more specifically the architecture of Jean Balladur, who has been recognized as «Heritage of the twentieth century» is put into perspective by these ephemeral installations. An architectural journey t akes place ranging from facilities and explore the city. Two targets are set. On the one hand, open to visitors during the festival these landmarks. On the other hand, through the intervention of the creative teams present a work specific to each place and reveal an intimate relationship between contemporary architecture and heritage sites. This Festival propose during 2 weeks, 16 area where the installations take place on the thematic «memory». These achievements ephemeral small-scale, take possession of the premises during the festival.
Leaving no physical trace, the Festival seeks to make an impression and to initiate a global reflection on the architecture and development in existing urban context, it goes into a primer and a preview of a planned change. The Festival des Architectures Vives offers an open image and dynamic contemporary architecture. This is an event organized by architects, professionals with urban issues, for a wide audience, from layman to more informed. It takes place in the city and features prototypes, animations, themed tours or architectural experiments at different scales. The eighth edition of the festival occurs in June 2013 for 5 days, 12-13-14-15 and 16 June 2013 in Montpellier and the 19-20-21-22 and 23 June in La Grande Motte. The official opening takes place on June 11th in the evening. The Festival des Architectures Vives invites teams of architects but also landscape and urban planners to make interventions in-situ, freely designed.
The aims : - Open to visitors, these landmarks, during the festival, - Submit a work specific to each location, - Reveal an intimate relationship between contemporary architecture and heritage site, - Highlight the work and the possible opening of a younger generation which offers, invents, experiments and explores new fields of design of our environment, - Raise public awareness in the field of architecture and give the keys to understanding of the built environment by promoting the encounter between those who make the city and those who live - Compare selected a piece of the city looks new to regenerate a global reflection on architecture in an urban context exists.
The Festival des Architectures Vives offers an open image and dynamic contemporary architecture.
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