• Paris-Saclay le futur en chantier(s)

    Paris-Saclay le futur en chantier(s)
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    • Paris-Saclay le futur en chantier(s)

      To rethink the traditional tools of urban representation: this is the challenge of the exhibition “Paris-Saclay, le future en chantier(s)”. It is about a coherent city planning which does not dissociate urbanism, landscape and engineering but is simultaneously thought of on several retroactive scales, by a multitude of designers with mutually reliant production.
      Such representation is inevitably based on tools used by landscape designers, architects and urban planners. The range is wide: texts, drawings, photos, collages, models, schemes, elevations…each of them not allowing understanding the project as a whole. Such a vast territory needs an overall mapping; therefore the visitor should not have the impression to be looking at the project from a fixed angle, but to be introduced to the full range of situations, actors, timing and scales of interventions.
      The main goal is to represent the ongoing changing process. The exhibition shows both the qualities of the existing and the ambitious future projected onto Paris-Saclay. Each fragment combines these two narratives; the fresco, the timeline, the model and the projections all relate to history and what is expected to be possible. All projects are shown simultaneously from multiple points of view: from above as for the decision maker and from below as for pedestrians.
      Large scale and autonomous arrangement of the separate elements is a result of the site. The complexity of the space, together with the simple, contemporary exhibition is striking. We always kept this tension in mind, which represents to us the relationship between the city of Paris and Saclay.

      To rethink the traditional tools of urban representation: this is the challenge of the exhibition “Paris-Saclay, le future en chantier(s)”. It is about a coherent city planning which does not dissociate urbanism, landscape and engineering …

    • © XDGA, photo 354photographers
    • © XDGA, photo 354photographers
    • © XDGA, photo 354photographers
    • © XDGA, photo 354photographers
    • © XDGA, photo 354photographers
    • © XDGA, photo 354photographers
    • © XDGA, photo 354photographers
    • © XDGA, photo 354photographers
    • © XDGA, photo 354photographers
    • © XDGA, photo 354photographers