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Laisné Roussel designs Flower Pavilion for the first edition of Lyon Architecture Biennale

France Architecture News - Jul 6, 2017 - 16:39   15401 views

Laisné Roussel designs Flower Pavilion for the first edition of Lyon Architecture Biennale

French architecture studio Laisné Roussel has installed a "Flower Pavilion" at the entrance of the first edition of the Lyon Architecture Biennale, which will take place from June 8th until July 9th in the city of Lyon. The event brings together practitioners, operators, researchers, professors, students and manufacturers who are invited to think, work, produce and debate together.

The studio designed a playful installation with flowers embedded in an undulating structure - the Pavilion disrupts the boundaries between inside and outside, between architecture and nature. This exploratory structure is a vision for what could be tomorrow’s architecture.

Laisné Roussel designs Flower Pavilion for the first edition of Lyon Architecture Biennale

Erected on the banks of the river Saône, this installation was inspired by greenhouses to create an upward wander, surrounded by colorful vegetation. The Flower Pavilion was created within the scope of the project "Habiter" together with Michel Philippon. 

A strong collaboration with M-Tech (Marchegay), a pioneer company in greenhouse technologies allowed the team to create a sustainable and cost- efficient structure.

Laisné Roussel designs Flower Pavilion for the first edition of Lyon Architecture Biennale

The double spiral staircase invites the visitor to wander vertically in a fruity and flowery garden and provides access to the belvedere where one can contemplate the surroundings.

Laisné Roussel designs Flower Pavilion for the first edition of Lyon Architecture Biennale

The Pavilion is comprised of a tubular, 11.90m high steal structure, which is welded, coated in white, and covered with a thin white metal mesh of 5cm x 5cm. The double spiral staircase allows for one to ascend up to the belvedere. 

Two metal slides are attached to the structure. The flowers hanging from the central core and slides invites visitors to discover a sensorial experience.

Laisné Roussel designs Flower Pavilion for the first edition of Lyon Architecture Biennale

Laisné Roussel designs Flower Pavilion for the first edition of Lyon Architecture Biennale

Laisné Roussel designs Flower Pavilion for the first edition of Lyon Architecture Biennale

Laisné Roussel designs Flower Pavilion for the first edition of Lyon Architecture Biennale

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