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Dreamy Timber Pavilions Stacked High Atop One Another Coming to Paris’ Largest Urban Park
Posted By Tafline Laylin On September 17, 2011 @ 10:15 am In Architecture | No Comments
Not only is Paris going to get a brand new urban park about 1/8th the size of New York's Central Park, but it's going to be adorned with these dreamy "follies" - a series of colorful timber pavilions. Swiss architects HHF & AWP won the competition to design these modular structures, which will either be stacked to create an observatory, clustered to form a visitor center and restaurant, or scattered along the Seine river in Carrière-Sous-Poissy. There they will join existing barges, fishing huts, and house boats to give the city's urban fabric a touch of riverside ambience.
In order to cut down on costs, these adorable follies will be of a standard size and will be constructed by local companies , making them a project for Paris by Paris. The park – designed to be an ecological showcase for city residents and visitors – will create a 113 hectare extension to the city’s northern end. By installing the minimalist timber sheds , city officials generate the sense that a day out is more than just a bourgeois walk in the park. Love button anyone?
+ HHF Architects 
+ AWP Architects 
Via Dezeen 
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 Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2011/09/Carrieres-sous-Poissy-Park-Paris-1.png
 constructed by local companies: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/jagged-chunks-of-sidewalk-reused-to-create-unique-median-for-queens-plaza/
 minimalist timber sheds: http://inhabitat.com/the-shiners-minimalist-rocking-bed-is-built-from-industrial-waste/
 + HHF Architects: http://hhf.ch/hhf/en/projects/archive/2011/poissy.photos.0.html
 + AWP Architects: http://www.platforms.fr/
 Dezeen: http://www.dezeen.com/2011/09/16/parc-des-bords-de-seine-by-hhf-architects-and-awp/
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