Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Festival des Architectures Vives 2014 in La Grande Motte in La Grande Motte, France by Festival des Architectures Vives
August 2nd, 2014 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Festival des Architectures Vives
Festival des Architectures Vives presentation
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 young generation of architects, landscape architects and urban planners but also to make discover unexpected urban areas.
Through two urban courses, one in the historical heart of Montpellier’s town and a second in La Grande Motte, the public can discover works of contemporary architecture in unique sites and sometimes unknown from people. In La Grande Motte, the festival offers an urban course in the heart of Jean Balladur’s architecture, which caracterises this seaside town, recently approved “Heritage of the XXth Century”. In 2014, the Festival des Architectures Vives invested 8 sites in total with 7 installations + 1 pavilion.
Many works allow interaction with visitors. All of them take possession of the sites during the festival only. Leaving no physical trace, the festival seeks to make an impression, to initiate a global reflection on architecture and its development in existing urban context and finally, to create a dialogue between contemporary works and heritage. Mediators are present on each site. These mediators are students at the School of Architecture of Montpellier and they endeavour to strengthen appreciation of the works of the visitors. The event is free, this reflects the desire of opening architecture to the greatest number.
FAV is organized by Elodie Nourrigat and Jacques Brion, architects in Montpellier.
Festival des Architectures Vives 2014 in La Grande Motte presentation
Garden of soft clouds, hanging garden, lace on the sea, plaiting, moiré effect… In june 2014 took place the second edition of the Festival des Architectures Vives on unique urban territories. In La Grande Motte from the 21st to the 29th of June 2014, on theme of Sensuality visitors had the joy of touching, smelling, tasting and above all they had much of pleasure strolling in the town.
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 young generation of architects, landscape architects and urban planners but also to make discover unexpected urban areas. In 2014, the Festival des Architectures Vives invested 8 sites in total with 7 installations + 1 pavilion.
NAS Architecture was reward two times : ones by the Public price and twice by the Jury price. They had created “Breath Box”. A Special Mention was given to Marion Moustey and Alexandre Arcens for “Onde sensuelle” and a second Special Mention went to Dots, the American team behind the “Cloud Garden” project.
FAV 2014 à La Grande Motte took place one week after FAV 2014 in Montpellier.
Teams of FAV 2014 in La Grande Motte
Teams who create the ephemeral works are selected after a call for submissions launched in september. They come from France and from abroad countries. Regarding the Pavilions’ architects, they are exercising in the Languedoc-Roussillon region, where takes place the festival.
Contact Festival des Architectures Vives