At the end of 2014, the city of Paris launched an innovative project called "Reinventing Paris" to rehabilitate 23 Parisian sites. Laurent de Carnière and Jean-Benoît Vétillard chose to transform the 40,000m² of the Morland administrative building, visible from the Seine, into a Metropolitan Vertical Port. The ambition is to reinvent the role of the Seine within the city.
The water of the river, placed at the center of the architectural device, becomes the energy that makes the building live. At the top of this new port, a swimming pool offers a contemplative view of the historic city. "If the water succeeds in marrying the city, this alliance will necessarily create a new urban landscape, adapted to the needs of society in a constant evolution, in a transformed city." "Transforming the giant parasites of today's cities into a virtuous system will take time, but the revolution must begin."
A4: 21 x 29.7 cm
A3: 42 x 29.7 cm
A2: 42 x 59.4 cm
A1: 84 x 59.4 cm
A0: 84 x 118.8 cm
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Founded in 2015 between Paris and Stockholm, architecture gallery Desplans intends to bring the public closer to some of the world’s finest architecture by exposing the creative process and the designs that led to the great work.
Sketches, photographs, collages, plans and prints unveil not the finished architecture, but its abstract and stylised beginnings and are all available to purchase in signed, limited-edition runs.