For La Grande Motte‘s FAV 2013, the Pavilion was realized by an architect from Languedoc Roussillon’s region, David Hamerman who graduated from the Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Architecture of Montpellier.
Memory … memory and the sea … a song by Léo Ferré. This city and its forms are crimping the Mediterranean are the testimony of an era. A moment of generosity where holidays for all became a project. The city reflects this. A wilderness where the thought came to embrace nature into culture. Culture built space … through light, shape and material. A moment of freedom when special architecture and the landscape returned to resonate to organize a thought, a moment of architecture …alive. Somehow, the Grande Motte is a festival, a magical place flooded with symbols, an ode to the sea, the sun and wind. Its main designer, Jean Balladur dreamed of pyramids share their moldings symbolize the masculine and the feminine. A little Aztec qu'égyptiennes there yet fail Moses to come open sea in two. The pavilion is a tribute to this thought, in love with a site, a desire to offer the kind of architecture and views of the sea to the greatest number. Sea, pines, and a lot of steel, tens of thousands of son of steel structure, carving, store drawing of a city become a cult. Steel … and a few pine needles. A wave which is crossed in a few seconds, a wave of steel that will not punctuate Walker … An ode to the sea, the sun and wind.
For Montpellier’s FAV 2013, the pavilion was realized by an architect from Languedoc Roussillon’s region, Robin Juzon who graduated from the Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Architecture of Montpellier.
The pavilion of simple geometric shape, was achieved with the aid of wooden panels. With the massive and opaque origin, the panels are similar to thin sheets of wood embedded into each other. Thus, the pavilion proved sometimes transparent and sometimes opaque depending on the angle preferred by the visitor.
The vault of the upper part meets the forms of the old chapel which presently include «La Chambre de Commerce et de l'Industrie» in the old city center of Montpellier. This facility has been designed according to its primary function, which is the home and the beginning to visiting the FAV. The aim was to create a signal element in the path of the visitor.