Call for Submissions: Festival des Architectures Vives, Le Grand Motte 2014

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On the occasion of the 2nd Festival des Architectures Vives in La Grande Motte, the association Champ Libre sends a call for submissions in order to realize 7 interventions in the La Grande Motte Festival. A second call for submissions is sent in the same time for the interventions in the Montpellier Festival.

The Festival des Architectures Vives has innovated last year by launching first edition in the city of La Grande Motte. This novelty was a real success and, strong with the craze revealed by this city, we decide to continue but also to enlarge the festival for a second edition. Going from the historical center to a contemporary heritage, it will be possible to discover new unexpected territories. A lot of people know La Grande Motte but how many actually visit it? This city has received the «Patrimoine du XXe siècle » label from the Culture and Communication Ministry and was the first seaside city to obtain it.

A dialogue between architecture between this contemporary heritage and short-lived installations will be set up, allowing people to discover spaces unsuspected in this city. Jean Balladur, architect of La Grande Motte wanted his architecture to reveal its time. In agreement with this vision, the installations will reveal in those chosen places, the value of their history while positioning them in a very real contemporaneousness. To see, to revise, but especially to discover through another look, will be the ambition of the Festival des Architectures Vives in La Grande Motte.

So, Grande Motte FAV’s objective is to make the inhabitants discover, during the festival, revisited places for their city and, thanks to creator teams intervention which will present a specific work to every place – to reveal an intimate relationship between contemporary architecture, installation and patrimonial site. Finally, in order to invent, thanks to the seaside position of the city, new floating architecture, creating new landscapes in La Grande Motte.

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