The Parc de la Villette is the third-largest park in Paris, hectares in area, located at the . Bernard Tschumi designed the Parc de la Villette with the intention of creating a space that exists in a vacuum, something without historical . Jun 7, With the first dozen or so follies complete and the great north-south axis largely defined, the Parc de La Villette is beginning to take shape and. Also apply ideas from Tschumi: line/points/surfaces produce a Parc de la Villette Paris by Bernard Tschumi in Deconstruction, Omnibus Volume, prints.
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Each garden is created with a different representation of architectural deconstructionism and tries to create space through playfully sculptural and clever means.
Designed by Bernard Tschumithe park is meant to be a place inspired by the post-modernist architectural ideas of deconstructivism. The design of the park is organized into a series of points, lines, and surfaces. While some of the gardens are minimalist in design, others are clearly constructed with children in mind.
The vast expanse of the park encourages freedom, exploration, and discovery. The park houses museums, concert halls, live performance stages, and theatres, as well as playgrounds for children, and thirty-five architectural follies. Architecturally, the follies are meant to act as points of reference that help visitors gain a sense of direction and navigate throughout the space. This page was last edited on 18 Novemberat Includes a map for visiting them.
In laa indexical sequence I also have one grid that is highly organized the horizontal lines and one that is not confined by strict rules the curvilinear vertical lines. The Parc de la Villette boasts activities that engage all people of all ages and cultural backgrounds.
Many do just that, pard not all, and not always the activities envisaged.
Bernard Tschumi Architects
The Parc de d Villette has a collection of ten themed gardens. They are distinctly organized on villegte grid creating a regularity to the park. In architecture, a folly is a building constructed primarily for decoration, but either suggesting by its appearance some other purpose, or merely so extravagant that it transcends the normal range of garden ornaments or other class of building to which it belongs.
Several thematic gardens are incorporated into the scheme, offering places of discovery and unexpected encounters and juxtapositions between seemingly natural and man-made artifacts. In films were shown by American filmmakers Woody Allen and Sofia Coppola as well as French and international filmmakers. Tschumi won a major design competition in —83 for the park, and he sought the opinions of the deconstructionist philosopher Jacques Derrida in the preparation of his design proposal.
Festivals are common in the park along with artist conventions and shows by performers. The design of the park capitalizes on the innate qualities that are illustrated within architectural deconstructivism. The park is a contemporary melting pot of cultural expression where local artists and musicians produce exhibits and performances. The two overlapping grids relates to my own project.
Visitors view and react to the plan, landscaping, and sculptural pieces without the ability to cross-reference them with previous works of historical architecture. Click the book title to view and to order direct from. In the festival’s theme was “To Be 20” “Avoir 20 ans” and featured films about youth and self-discovery around the age of The Parc de la Villette hosts an annual open-air film festival.
Parc de la Villette
Your email address will not rschumi published. The intersection of the grids throws the parks visitors into a world not defined by conventional architecture. Vines and creepers are going along a roof trellis and 90 small fountains designed so that you only really hear the murmur of them in between the grape vines.
It was intended that the bright red structures would then house various events and groups related to the activities of the park. The Parc de la Villette strives to act as merely a frame for other cultural interaction.
Upon villeyte in the park, visitors are thrust into a world that is not defined by conventional architectural relationships. The Parc de la Villette was developed as tscjumi of an urban renewal plan on the site the former national meat market and slaughterhouse.
The design questions the conventional conception of a park as green open space.
In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The follies create one grid of rationality. Great to read your text: Retrieved from ” https: The park embodies anti-tourism, not allowing visitors to breeze through the site and pick and choose the sites they want to see. The Parc de la Villette is the third-largest park in Paris, To some, the gschumi has little concern with the human scale of park functions and the vast open space seem to challenge the expectation that visitors may have of an urban park.
They vary, for example while some of the gardens are minimalist in design, others are constructed for children.
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Books and other web sites. The park was designed by Bernard Tschumia French architect of Swiss origin, who built it from to in partnership with Colin Fournieron the site of the huge Parisian abattoirs slaughterhouses and the national wholesale meat market, as part of an urban redevelopment project. The vast expanse of the park allows for visitors to walk about the site with a sense of freedom and opportunity for exploration and discovery. Each garden is created with a different representation of architectural deconstructionism.
It was really nice to read you. On its own these two grids are regulated and rational however, when you layer the two, as Tschumi had, the plan becomes irrational and sporadic. There have been many criticisms of the innovative design of the park since its original completion.
The frame of the park, due to its roots in deconstructivism, tries to change and react to the functions that it holds within. Since its completion inthe Parc de la Villette has become a popular attraction for Paris residents and international travelers alike.