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Press kit - Press release - Opening of the Festival of Lively Architecture 2012 Tuesday, June 12 - 6:30 p.m. - Association Champ Libre - Festival des Architectures Vives (FAV)

Opening of the Festival of Lively Architecture 2012 Tuesday, June 12 - 6:30 p.m.

Montpellier, France

Association Champ Libre - Festival des Architectures Vives (FAV)

The seventh edition of the festival will be held in June 2012, during 5 days, on June 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th, 2012 in Montpellier.


Montpellier, France, 2012-06-10 - On the theme of the surprise, hundred of international teams answered and 10 of them with the invited university are going to present to you works all more surprising than the others for this 7th edition of the Festival of the Lively Architectures in Montpellier. The Festival has for subjet the raising awareness of the general public to the wide domain of the architecture. It attempts not only to advance the work of a young generation of architects, landscape architects, town planners but also to make discover unexpected urban territories. The project proposed by the Lively Architectures’s Festival will take place in the heart of the historic city, and is transformed into path, goes out of architectural discovery in heart of the city.

This path binds mansions and inner courtyards, which mainly deprived are not visible for the visitors. Two objectives are fixed. On one hand, open to the visitors, the time of the festival these symbolic sites. On the other hand, thanks to the intervention of the creators teams present a specific work to every place and reveal an intimate relation between contemporary architecture and patrimonial site. Of a surprising urban dimension, mansions propose places in the diverse characteristics and open the field to quite so rich and varied explorations. This study proposes about ten sites where can develop the lively architectures according to the theme of « The Surprise » retained for this 7th edition of the Festival.

These short-lived realizations of small scale, designed in a simple and evident way will take up places the time of the festival. Without leaving of track physical, the Festival tries to mark the spirits and to hire a global reflection on the architecture and its development in an existing urban context; it takes place in onset and in preview of a planned transfer. The Festival proposes an opened and dynamic image of the current architecture. It is an event organized by architects, with professionals of the urban question, for a wide public, the uninitiated in the most warned. It takes place in the city and stages prototypes, animations, thematic visits or still architectural experiences with various scales. The seventh edition of the festival will be held in June 2012, during 5 days, on June 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th, 2012 in Montpellier. An inauguration will take place on June 12th in the evening. The Lively Architectures’Festival invites teams composed by architects but also landscape architects, town planners and artists to realize interventions in situ, freely designed.

The PAVILION of Festival des Architectures Vives
For the 2011’s edition, we set up for the first time a welcome pavilion of the FAV. This pavillon allow the public to get informations on the festival, the schedule and also to be able to buy the books of the previous editions. It is also the point of departure of the Festival’s path. Because of its placed in the heart of the city of Montpellier, between the main streets, the pavilion offers an important visibility for the setting-up of the festival.

This project was able to be born thanks to a partnership of company realized with the company Eco-emballage then with the companies Adelphe, Construire Acier, Verre Avenir, KDI, Pernod Ricard and Coca-Cola. It is also for it that we chose to position it in the courtyard of the Chamber of commerce and industry of Montpellier, in the heart at the same time of the city and the companies.

For year 2012, we wished to entrust the realization of the pavilion to the young collective of architects

" Atelier Vecteur " installed in Montpellier and which had also taken part in the competition in 2011.
The objective of the pavilion is identical:
- be the place of welcome and information,
- the meeting point and departure of the path as it is easily recognizable,
- make the link with the previous years in images and by the presentation of the books of
the FAV since 2006.

But it will also be:
- the place of the vote of the public for the best installation,
- the place of the handing of the Jury’s and public’s prize.

Meet at the PAVILION FAV June 6 to 17, 2012 from 9am to 18pm!

Document of the inauguration of the FAV 
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