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UK/CoD Professors participate in Festival des Architectures Vives

April 30, 2014   |   School

Assistant Professors Jason Scroggin and Akari Takebayashi (Design Office Takebayashi Scroggin) have been selected through an international competition to participate in the Festival des Architectures Vives (FAV) in La Grande Motte, France. Their project, Cloud Garden, will be installed in the courtyard of Église Saint-Augustin from the 21st to the 29th of June 2014. The installation explores the festival’s theme of “Sensuality” by allowing visitors to play in, on, and around its voluptuous shapes or simply relax and engage in conversation underneath the canopy of trees.
 
FAV 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, and urban planners, but also to discover unexpected urban areas.  The city of La Grande Motte, and more specifically the architecture of Jean Balladur, recognized by the French Ministry of Culture as "Heritage of the Twentieth Century," is put into perspective by these ephemeral installations.