Shigeru Ban & Jean de Gastines - Dreaming the Ideal City

Artists' projectsShigeru Ban & Jean de Gastines - Dreaming the Ideal City

From May 18, 2022 to January 16, 2023

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Category : Artists' projects
Public : All ages
Author : Shigeru Ban & Jean de Gastines

Rêver la ville idéale [Dreaming the Ideal City] is a workshop conceived by the architects of the Centre Pompidou-Metz, which offers in the PTS, the museum’s architectural laboratory at the time of its creation, a space open to all, where everyone can take part in the elaboration of a common work: an ideal city made of recyclable cardboard.

Inside the newly refurbished structure with a long honeycomb table, lights and seats that echo the codes of the Centre Pompidou-Metz’s emblematic architecture, visitors are invited to take hold of and divert the material at their disposal to build a large city that will gradually occupy the entire space.

In the evening, the PTS lives on. Once the public has left, a red light gradually invades the space. To the rhythm of a heartbeat, a coloured movement is then perceptible from the outside, through the portholes.