Emotion, a key of knowledge
The Site Le Corbusier invites all kinds of public to experiment with architecture – local families, transient visitors… – with emotion as a key of knowledge. Our touristic experience is thus reinvented based on amazement, emotions and pleasure. We invite you to look beyond the concrete facade and dis – cover a light and space design open to nature and to unusual and bold inventions and innovations. New visits and events are constantly being developed for the public to imagine new possibilities. They show the Site ambition : to create a true travel destination dedicated to Le Corbusier’s universe. Schools, design and architecture lovers, families… 20 000 visitors come to the Site Le Corbusier of Firminy each year.
The Le Corbusier site in Firminy is both imposing and singular
A group of extraordinary buildings resulting from the vision of a visionary architect who loved form, light, nature and functionality. The exhibition project of the Site Le Corbusier develops a positioning based on the emotional dimension as a key to discovering architecture and urbanism. Temporary exhibitions are at the heart of the life of cultural and heritage sites. They create events, they are a space of knowledge and emotions for a large and varied public. The Site invites us to experience micro-architecture, which consumes little space, responding to our primary needs and to the new aspirations of a more sober society in the search for a new balance.
Bifurcations! The new challenges of the St-Etienne Design Biennial 2022
Forking off means reacting and taking a step aside by experimenting with paths, here and now. Forking, exploring other possible paths, collective, sober, respectful of life and adapted to each context. The challenge of the Saint Etienne 2022 International Design Biennial is to encourage design to go on an adventure: what is it already doing? What else can it do?
Birth of the Cabanon Roquebrune-Cap-Martin
Le Corbusier was 64 years old when he drew the plans of the Cababon. What is described as quite simple – the “ 45 minutes ” of conception mentioned by Le Corbusier – actually synthesized more than 40 years of work. In 1951 Thomas Rebutato gave Le Corbusier a part of his land so he could build “ his ideal castle ”. In exchange Le Corbusier conceived and financed five “ camping units ” inspired by the Cabanon.
“ A house is not made for decor, it is made for human happiness. ” Le Corbusier
The exhibition: “The Field of Possibilities” by Döppel Studio
Some of the topics developed in the exhibition The Field of possibilities, experimenting micro-architectures :
An exhibition discourse addressing environmental issues
A scenography that can be reused, for instance for a future exhibition
Furniture that can be adapted to different uses thanks to a non-damaging dismantling and easy storage
Local raw material that can be recycled or reused
An exhibit set up entirely made and built by local companies
A reasonable use of the different communication mediums (reduced print, limited and smart numeric design)
Development of an inclusive mediation for young people and visitors with disabilities
Creation of activities (model building) made only with waste material
After the discovery of Le Corbusier’s Cabanon the visitor is invited to test six micro-architectures conceived by Döppel Studio. These installations question the concept of housing and how it meets our essential needs like getting healthy air, being sheltered and nourished, or getting access to freshwater. The exhibition also questions the connection between body and mind.
DATES DE L’EXPOSITION
Du 6 avril 2022 au 15 janvier 2023
Église Saint-Pierre, Firminy