Habitat Tropical du Cameroun, Jean Prouvé, exhibition space, Friche de l’Escalette exhibition, Éric Touchaleaume, lightweight structure, steel structure, Marseille, Parc National des Calanques, steel frame

The site will become a setting where examples of outstanding industrial heritage will be integrated within a labyrinth of stone walls, part of an old, lead-extracting plant that operated between 1851 and 1925. The exhibition will reference Prouvé’s œuvre and his experiments with lightweight steel structures.

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Habitat Tropical du Cameroun, Jean Prouvé, exhibition space, Friche de l’Escalette exhibition, Éric Touchaleaume, lightweight structure, steel structure, Marseille, Parc National des Calanques, steel frame

Friche de l’Escalette is part of the Parc National des Calanques and is under strict conservation order. Therefore, Touchaleaume’s project will remain modest and simple to avoid disrupting the existing landscape.

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