Each edition of the Festival des Architectures Vives, a pavilion is realized in the courtyard of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Montpellier, in the city center. Open a week before the festival, it is the beginning point of the course but also the place where the public can vote. Its realization is entrusted to a local team unlike the other installations that are realized by the team selected by a jury after an international competition.
The pavilion of the Festival des Architectures Vives 2017 experiments the spatial connection created by a simple architectural element, the white column. Its repetition allows to create a forest of poles generating a new spatiality and a dialogue with the existing stone columns. The idea of the pavilion is to pay tribute to these supporting elements which structure the place creating different sequences and perceptions. The theme of this edition, the emotion results from the displacement and way within the pavilion. The repetition, the positioning and the heights of the vertical elements allow to generate various spatial sensations such as tightening, opening or even requiring. Vertical and slim work, the pavilion aims to pay tribute to the spatial composition of the historic courtyard by the performance of the steel material.
ØNA Architecture is a collective of young architects who met at the National Superior School of Architecture of Montpellier. Created in 2013, ØNA focuses its activity on ideas competition in order to express its vision of an innovative architecture.
ØNA is based on multiple desires and passions that comes from the diverse personal experiences of each
of its members. It aims to be a group of research on various themes such as architecture, urbanism and landscape. The main goal is to learn and offers a sober contemporary architecture in connection with the historical, cultural and geographical specificities of the environment in which it takes place.
Beyond architecture, the collective is at the center of many passions such as photography, technologies, travel, gastronomy and sports. All of these factors affect how they apprehend, see, imagine and present each project.