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Architecture and landscape Biennial
Versailles 1st edition
from May 4th to July 13th 2019
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Editorial

The first Biennial of architecture and landscape of the Île-de-France Region (in French, Biennale d’architecture et de paysage or BAP!) is a major event for the Île-de-France Region, which, since the beginning of its current mandate, has been implementing an ambitious, innovative and sustainable policy of urban planning and development focused on the integration of people, nature and cities.
As the leading metropolitan region in Europe in terms of economy and quality of life, Île-de-France must constantly reinvent itself to sustain its development, meet the expectations of its inhabitants, and enhance its attraction internationally, while ensuring the prudent management of space and resources.
From 2016 onward, the Region has been the driving force accompanying municipalities and inter-municipal organizations to boost construction of housing throughout Île-de-France. However, as even more must be built, it must be done better, through the creative development of neighborhoods where inhabitants will be delighted to live, while also fulfilling the objective of reducing our ecological impact. The will to achieve these goals is being materialized through the creation of a regional organization of 100 Districts of innovation and ecology. It is also manifested in our commitment to backing transitional urban approaches aimed at generating added value to neglected and sometimes abandoned properties. These will serve as fertile ground for future cultural projects as well as projects supporting associations and the renewed participation of the citizenry.

In 2017, the Region launched its Green Plan with the goal of bringing more nature into towns and cities and providing all inhabitants of the Île-de-France with access to green spaces within a 15-minute walk from their homes, by 2021. The plan also aims to enhance the presence of vegetation, to design and develop easily accessible green spaces and to offer a wide range of services to inhabitants.

Thanks to the momentum achieved through successful initiatives – all areas of the region are on the move and working toward a coherent agreed strategy shared with Paris – the regional authorities wished to launch a broader event whose impact would extend beyond its own borders. Thus, the Île-de-France architecture and landscape Biennial will be a space for reflexion, for the displaying and pooling of knowledge. This first edition, hosted by the exceptional site of Versailles, will also incite the public to explore the whole Île-de-France territory and to discover some remarkable architectural experiments in our Region. It will be an opportunity to highlight good practices, in Île-de-France and all over the world, with the aim of meeting the challenges of climate change and the need for innovative solutions to help us build tomorrow’s cities, around man and nature.

Interview with François de Mazières, General Commissioner of the Biennial, mayor of Versailles and former president of the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine.

Today there are many architecture biennials. What differentiates the BAP?
As the name indicates, the dual themes of this architecture and landscape Biennial are closely associated, whereas far too often they are considered separately. Indeed, the challenges facing 21st-century urbanists is precisely to offer a comprehensive, holistic vision taking into account the main issues agreed on by the COP 21, i.e., global warming, pollution, unbridled urbanization, shrinking arable land, among others. Therefore, the primary ambition of the BAP is to demonstrate that architects and landscape architects, as well as academics, artistes, entrepreneurs, elected officials and of course citizens, must all act in concert to succeed. The intention of this Biennial is to offer a forum for a dialog, to create a dynamic movement to protect arable land and to promote cites with a human face. It is no accident the BAP is taking place in Versailles. When Louis XIV created almost ex-nihilo his “new town,” the sovereign was undoubtedly seeking to meet a challenge which increasingly a crucial one: to invent a harmonious blending of nature and architecture. Today, it is the task of 21st-century creators to rethink our urban development models, only this time ramped up to the scale of the entire region of Île-de-France rather than just one city.

How do you plan to set up this dialog?
The BAP has been imagined as a metaphor of a tree. This will be this Biennial’s emblem, and plastician artist Éva Jospin, will give her own interpretation of that tree, with a work to be permanently installed in the garden of the conservatory. The trunk represents the shared desire of all actors I mentioned previously – beginning with the curators of the Biennial, of course – to outline a vision for the future and to materialize it through a united, functional, aesthetic and sustainable city project.
A city which could generate integration rather than exclusion. The branches of the tree represent the various thematic manifestations taking place during the two-month event at Versailles and set up in several key and complementary locations. The first of these is in the château, through an exhibition on the projects proposed over the last three centuries to transform this emblematic monument, but which were never implemented. It offers an opportunity to discover the château as it might have been, and to serve as the link between past and present. It will also outline the parallels concerning the complex relationship between client and builders. The renowned Chinese architect Wang Shu explains that one never builds on a blank slate. He is right. Tomorrow, we cannot be satisfied with merely imagining an ultra-connected and ultra-modern city without working to humanize it, by choosing for example materials that embody the continuity between past and present.

What are the Biennial’s other key sites?
Two essential places of transmission, because the city we are building is also one we will bequeath to future generations. In the Petite Écurie , home to the École nationale supérieure d’architecture, the Île-de-France teams and delegations from several countries will exchange about new architectural practices with the members of the public and students. I wanted the visitors to begin with a powerful experience: the discovery of the Sculptures and Mouldings Gallery. This beautiful and unknown place, for the first time open to the public, contains two treasures: the cast collection of the former École des Beaux-Arts de Paris and the collection of the most valuable sculptures from the château de Versailles. Both collections question the notion of permanence and evolution in art. After this first immersion, the public will continue to stroll in the breathtaking stable designed by Mansart. This real laboratory of ideas will showcase how the profession of architecture is adapting to the challenges of the contemporary world. There again, the venue will illustrate the wealth of the dialogue between past and present. A third educational, emblematic site: the Potager du roi (King’s Vegetable Garden), which hosts the École nationale de paysage (the national school of landscape architecture). There we shall ask a crucial question: how to feed a city by uniting – rather than opposing – it to its natural environment? Finally, the fourth main exhibition will be accommodated in the former post office of Versailles. It’s an ideal transitional place to present the formidable project of the Greater Paris underground railway. The plans and models of 68 new stations will be displayed in this huge, luminous building. There will also be special focuses on various related projects: the next Olympic Games, the Saclay scientific pole and the new neighborhoods around the stations. Each of those four shows will specifically target young audiences. It will be a very concrete, positive and festive event, with many other things happening in the city.

For example?
Echappées Belles will propose a promenade through Versailles, where two photography exhibits covering resilient cities of Île-de-France and around the world will highlight already existing solutions. At the Richaud Chapel, another exhibition will explain how Versailles – a pioneer of the zero pesticides policy – is at its own scale dealing with these architectural, ecological and landscape challenges. The BAP must appeal to everyone because the city of tomorrow cannot be invented without its inhabitants. Desire, dreams, enthusiasm, beauty and sharing are required for success and they will all be present. With Esprit Jardin – a very popular horticultural event that takes place every year, at the beginning of May, in the Saint-Louis district – open air exhibits, the streets of Versailles will be transformed into an extraordinary garden appealing to all our senses. At the Potager du Roi, visitors will be able, for example, to taste fruits and other produce of the garden. A broad range of encounters, debates, workshops and inaugurations will be held all around Versailles and the Île-de-France. So, the BAP will also be a vast festival.

You have been driving this effort for fifteen years. Why?
I began my career in the 1980s, as the sub-prefect of Moulins, in the Allier department.
At the time, the desertification of rural France and poorly planned, unsightly urban development were shocking to me. Later, when serving as the director of the Fondation du Patrimoine (heritage foundation), I realized that although my generation had the good fortune to inherit an immensely rich heritage, in comparison, the architecture and landscapes we will bequeath to our children risk appearing to them as being of a rather shabby sameness. Facing the unprecedented speed of urbanization, the ideal city as envisaged by Le Corbusier in the 20th century, with the street grid virtually disappearing, has been a failure. Thus, our entire approach must undergo a complete rethink.

Is that why, in the 2000s, at the head of the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine, you programmed three exhibitions on the theme of sustainable and ecological cities?
Yes. It was before the COP 21 took place and the goal was to raise public awareness on the crucial challenges that are still insufficiently grasped by the people of France, but also by a portion of the professionals in the field of urbanism. Thus, the Cité hosted an international competition of architects on the subject of the “Grand Paris” (Greater Paris), which was in gestation, followed by two exhibitions: “Habiter écologique” (inhabiting ecologically), in 2009, and “La Ville Fertile” (the fertile city), in 2011. Almost ten years later, this awareness really exists, but now the challenge is to organize and execute concrete solutions. That is the role assigned to the Biennial. In its own way, it is part of the continuity of Baron Haussmann’s work, who, in the mid-19th century, was tasked with resolving issues quite similar to ours. Like today, he had to deal with the pressure of property development in one of the most densely populated capitals of the world while at the same time achieving a functional, hygienic, balanced and pleasant city in which to live. At the time, Paris was a fabulous laboratory for experimentation whose influence extended around the globe. Today, the playing field has expanded to include the Île-de-France Region, which, almost two centuries later, is once again becoming one of the major laboratories of invention in the field of urbanism. As the plan for Grand Paris is implemented, the opportunities are enormous, with new train stations, the upcoming Olympic Games, the relatively broad consensus (at least in France) to meet the challenges set by the Cop 21. We no longer have the right to fail. At the initiative of Île-de-France Region, along with the château de Versailles, the Louvre and the city of Versailles, the BAP is making its contribution to construction of this shared built environment.

Curators

Djamel Klouche

Architect and urbanist, Djamel Klouche is associate professor at the École nationale supérieure d’architecture de Versailles, serving also as its president between 2013 and 2016. Since then, he has been presiding over the school board. In 1996, with François Decoster and Caroline Poulin, he co-founded the AUC and the AUC as, architecture and urbanism offices, based in Paris, heavily involved in a number of symbolic metropolitan operations, for the development and reinvention of urban centers in Lyon, Paris or Bordeaux. Winner of the 2008 international competition on the Grand Paris, launched by then French President Nicolas Sarkozy, today, he participates in numerous urban projects and events around Europe. Curator of the Bordeaux Biennial of architecture and urbanism in 2010 (AGORA), he also participated in the Venice Biennial in 2014 and the one of Rotterdam in 2016.

Alexandre Chemetoff

Architect, urbanist and landscape architect, Alexandre Chemetoff has chosen to practice his profession independently, eschewing existing limits and frontiers between the disciplines in favor of a polytechnic art which deals with everything through a relativist approach. 
In 1983, he founded the Bureau des Paysages, an organization combining these three disciplines. His company, created in 2008, Alexandre Chemetoff & associés, coordinates and manages all activities of the Bureau des Paysages. This office’s practice is spread among different French cities and regions. With locations in Gentilly and Nantes, this studio is where all the various approaches to urbanism, architecture, construction, design, graphics, and layout of outdoor areas are practiced, as well as research, publishing and distribution activities.

Groupe 2030

The Horizon 2030 pavilion design reflects the multi-disciplinary nature of the Grand Paris Express which, by combining looks and skills, gives all its flesh to the project to “make city”. As such, the 2030 Group crosses the contributions of the different disciplines. It consists of Ruedi Baur, designer; Frédéric Chartier and Pascale Dalix, architects; José Manuel Gonçalvès, artistic and cultural director; Jean-Christophe Nani, landscaper; Arnaud Passalacqua, historian; Pierre-Alain Trevelo, architect and urban planner; Corinne Vezzoni, architect.

Élisabeth Maisonnier

Trained as an archivist-paleographer at the École nationale des chartes, Élisabeth Maisonnier has been curator of patrimony and head of the cabinet des arts graphiques in the château de Versailles since 2013. Between 2004 and 2012, she was curator of libraries at the Bibliothèque municipale de Versailles, responsible for the heritage collections. For 4 years, she was also in charge of missions at the Department of Books and Reading of the Ministry of Culture, in charge of “public prevented” (relating to motor, visual and auditory disabilities; the public in prison or in hospital). Élisabeth Maisonnier is also an associate member of the Académie de Versailles (Académie des Sciences Morales, des Lettres et des Arts de Versailles et d’Île-de-France).

Nicolas Gilsoul

Architect and landscape architect, Nicolas Gilsoul is a Ph.D. at the Institut des Sciences du Vivant de Paris (life sciences institute). He teaches urban and landscape projects in Paris (ENSAP Malaquais), Versailles (ENSPV), Milan, Vancouver, Brussels and Zurich. “Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres”, laureate of the Académie de France in Rome, resident artist at the Villa Médicis, he has won numerous architecture prizes. In 2011, the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine commissioned him to design a hybrid jungle underneath the Chaillot Hill for displaying prospective projects of the “Ville Fertile” exhibition. Regularly consulted by industrial concerns and cities, he and Erik Orsenna published a reference work with Laffont publishing house, Désirs de ville in 2018, and he is preparing two new books with Fayard on the mutations of flora and fauna resulting from their complex interactions with cities. Located above the rooftops of Paris, his studio is a laboratory in which urban development projects and prospective studies are formalized for Tokyo, Fukushima and New York.

Christine Desmoulins

Journalist, historian of architecture and author of numerous books and several architects monographs, Christine Desmoulins collaborates with various magazines in France and in Europe. In particular, she designed a collection of children’s game books on architecture with Norma editions. Since 2006, she has also curated several exhibitions at the Pavillon de l’Arsenal, the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine and the Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon-Fourvière. Christine Desmoulins has led several international symposiums on architecture and heritage for institutions such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Monuments Center.

6 exhibitions in 6 exceptional sites

Wrought iron fence of the Hôtel de Ville

4 Avenue de Paris, 78000 Versailles
  • Exhibitions : Échappées Belles

    CURATOR : NICOLAS GILSOUL

    Échappées belles evokes both the stroll and the threat happily avoided.

    Faced with the consequences of climate change and the proposed naming of our epoch as the Anthropocene, megalopolises, metropolises and smaller cities are engaged in adapting to ensure their survival. They are inventing, innovating and transforming the very premises of urban planning.
    These “resilient” cities are transforming the damage and the risks into engines of an urban reconquest. The effects of their efforts are both local and global.

    Here, the first Biennial of architecture and landscape of the Île-de-France Region is hosting a road movie with 25 stopovers. Each journey is an invitation to stroll about and an opportunity to discover both a resilience strategy and a new ally, a hero, animal or vegetable, that gardens these places.

    The landscapes chosen for the garden, little-known places in the Île-de-France Region, are the result of an ecological and social healing and rehabilitation of the region’s open wounds. Quarries, sand pits, waste dumps, contaminated zones and industrial sites are healing under a fragile and fascinating watchful eye. Three major strategies are being implemented: Layering, Immersion and Forgetting.

    In India, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia, the Échappées belles exhibition presents 12 complementary strategies for taking back the landscape that develop synergies extending beyond the regional scale: urban coastal erosion, rising seas, increasingly intense rain followed by harsher droughts, heatwaves, dwindling resources, collapsing biodiversity, waste management and the revolution in mobility.

    Have a wonderful trip!

    Free access

The Petite Écurie

École nationale supérieure d'architecture

Facing the castle, the buildings of the Petite Écurie, the Maréchalerie and the Forge built by Jules Hardouin – Mansart and classified as historic monuments, welcome today the campus of the École nationale supérieure d’architecture of Versailles. It is in this context that the Augures exhibition will be presented.
Conceived as a laboratory for new architectural practices, this part of the Biennial will show how technological innovations transform the ways of building the city and its territories.

Place des Manèges - 4, avenue du Général de Gaulle, Versailles
  • Exhibitions : Échappées Belles

    CURATOR : NICOLAS GILSOUL

    Échappées belles evokes both the stroll and the threat happily avoided.

    Faced with the consequences of climate change and the proposed naming of our epoch as the Anthropocene, megalopolises, metropolises and smaller cities are engaged in adapting to ensure their survival. They are inventing, innovating and transforming the very premises of urban planning.
    These “resilient” cities are transforming the damage and the risks into engines of an urban reconquest. The effects of their efforts are both local and global.

    Here, the first Biennial of architecture and landscape of the Île-de-France Region is hosting a road movie with 25 stopovers. Each journey is an invitation to stroll about and an opportunity to discover both a resilience strategy and a new ally, a hero, animal or vegetable, that gardens these places.

    The landscapes chosen for the garden, little-known places in the Île-de-France Region, are the result of an ecological and social healing and rehabilitation of the region’s open wounds. Quarries, sand pits, waste dumps, contaminated zones and industrial sites are healing under a fragile and fascinating watchful eye. Three major strategies are being implemented: Layering, Immersion and Forgetting.

    In India, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia, the Échappées belles exhibition presents 12 complementary strategies for taking back the landscape that develop synergies extending beyond the regional scale: urban coastal erosion, rising seas, increasingly intense rain followed by harsher droughts, heatwaves, dwindling resources, collapsing biodiversity, waste management and the revolution in mobility.

    Have a wonderful trip!

    Free access

  • Exhibitions : Augures, laboratoires des nouvelles pratiques architecturales

     

    CURATOR : DJAMEL KLOUCHE

    With the first Biennial of architecture and landscape of the Île-de-France Region, it is the challenges, the hopes and the dreams of civilization that are bearing architecture and landscape forward that are opening to the public. Intended for all, the spaces of the Biennial in the School are designed to ensure a decisive encounter with the architecture of today and tomorrow.

    The path through the exhibition imagined by Djamel Klouche, architect and urbanist, is a stroll through the past, present and future. The entrance to the Biennial is through the cour de la Maréchalerie, where Didier Fiúza Faustino intervenes, then continues to the gypsothèque, where the Louvre Museum stores its immense collection of plaster moldings of masterpieces from antiquity.

    After the gypsothèque, the visitor enters the nave, transformed into an Agora. Here, 23 teams of architects from around the globe offer an overview of their research with concrete projects and immersive studios. This “laboratory” offers tools to help everyone, whether professional or neophyte, to search for answers to the challenges set forth by the COP21.

    In the courtyards, there are three pavilions imagined by three international agencies: a summer café (Piovenefabi), a summer class (Go Hasegawa) and the Petite école d’architecture (school of architecture) for the children (MOS Architects).

     

    1. Construire le territoire – Building territory/Luciano Aletta, Cyrus Ardalân, Ophélie Dozat, Lucien Dumas, Théo Tostivint avec Arthur Crestani
    2. World Transformation Center / Architecture Workroom Brussels
    3. La Seine Monte – Métropole Instable – La Seine Monte – Invisible Metropolis / AWP office for territorial reconfiguration + ITAR
    4. In Ground We Trust / Barrault Pressacco + Giaime Meloni
    5. Foundations – Tirana Student City / baukuh, LIST, F&M ingegneria, Abkons, BODA’
    6. Murs mouvants, Pour un habitat adaptable – Moving Walls, Living in an adaptable habitat / Sabri Bendimerad et Monique Eleb avec Mickaël Papi et Simon Vallery
    7. How to Live in a Jungle / Black Square
    8. Archaïque feat. Contemporain / CAB + Martial Marquet
    9. Programming the Perpetual Unknow / Appareil + IAAC
    10. Situations Vertueuses du Passé Industriel et Quelques Idées pour la Métropole Climatique à Venir – Virtuous Situations from the Industrial Past and some Ideas for the ‘Climatic Metropolis’ to Come  / CENTRAL ofaau + Maxime Delvaux
    11. Bassin +2° – +2°C Pool / Concorde + Milena Charbit + Emma Thébault
    12. Gold Rush, Ice shanties for cryptocurrency miners / Fosbury
    13. Troglodyte Living / Matteo Ghidoni + Jean-Benoît Vétillard
    14. Living on Earth / GRAU
    15. Ideorama / Institut Palmyre
    16. OIKOS – A House Between / Kuehn Malvezzi + Plan Común
    17. Room or the Very Flat Building / L.A.
    18. Topographies Métropolitaines – Metropolitan Topographies / NP2F
    19. Occupé à habiter, mémoire organisée des squats – Occupied with Life, organized memory of squats / Post-Office Architectes, David Fagart + Line Fontana + François Leininger avec Luca Pattaroni, LaSur EPFL et Thierry Buache
    20. Un Urbanisme Climatique : l’Exemple du Parc de Taichung, Taiwan – A Climate-based Urbanism : the example of Central Park, Taichung Taiwan / Philippe Rahm Architectes avec Mosbach Paysagistes et Ricky Liu & Associates
    21. Digital Rooms, Sea Cabling and Data Centers: the Portolan map of the new economy / Raumplan + Delfino Sisto Legnani + Andrea Belosi
    22. Mirage / Maria Fernanda Serna + Sibille Vieira
    23. 2100 – Les Nouvelles Alliances de la Métropole Domestique – New Alliances of the Domestic Metropolis / UR + Peaks + Altitude 35 + ZEFCO avec Antoine Espinasseau, Marie Cazaban Mazerolles et Julien Claparède Petitpierre

    Free entry

The Potager du Roi

École nationale supérieure de paysage

The Potager du Roi was built between 1678 and 1683 by Jean-Baptiste La Quintinie, at the request of Louis XIV. Today, it houses the École nationale supérieure de paysage. Classified as a historical monument and remarkable garden, its gardeners perpetuate the art of pruning and cultivating a wide variety of fruits and vegetables in a French garden. The Potager du Roi, a historical and heritage site of the school, is a laboratory for thinking on tomorrow’s nature-city, both productive, ecological and welcoming in order to put the question of soil, life, energy and uses of space at the heart of the debate

10, rue du Maréchal Joffre – Versailles
  • Exhibitions : Le Goût du Paysage

    CURATOR : ALEXANDRE CHEMETOFF

    The École nationale supérieure de paysage (national graduate school of landscape architecture) is hosting the exhibition, Le goût du paysage, on its historic site of the Potager du Roi (King’s Vegetable Garden). The curator, architect, urbanist and landscape architect Alexandre Chemetoff, was also asked by the School to transform the Pavillon des Suisses (Swiss Pavilion) and create a temporary arrangement of the Jardin des Suisses (Swiss Garden), two places to discover for the first time on the occasion of the Biennial.

    Le goût du paysage is organized in two parts: the installations and exhibitions, and the various events during the length of the Biennial.

    The exhibition stages portraits of 25 farmer-producers of the Île-de-France, each cultivating a farm that is representative of the region’s wide variety of produce.

    A continuous screening room presents numerous reportages that further enrich the programming.

    Sunday opens with screenings of films on the countryside, followed by lunch, where one can relish, taste and share in the fruits of the land in the Jardin des Suisses. On Sunday afternoon, children ages 10-12 gather around a little lecture, “Light for Children”. Meanwhile, adults can take part in landscape conversations.

    Alexandre Chemetoff’s proposal invites visitors to discover and imagine how, by preserving, cultivating and sharing the fruits of the land, it is possible to bring about a renewed relationship between the urban zones and the countryside of great metropolises.

    Le goût du paysage is a place of recreation, for meeting and sharing. But it is also a witness, taking a stand and arguing in defense. The Potager du Roi is a many-faceted place providing the inspiration for the theme of Le goût du paysage event. It is the table of contents, so to speak.

    → From May 4 to May 5: free entry
    → From May 7 to July 13: regular rate €4

    Free entry for children under 12, persons with disabilities or limited mobility. Le goût du paysage Pass, valid for the full 9 days of events on Sundays, at the rate of €10.

The château de Versailles

Classified as a world heritage site, the château de Versailles is one of the most beautiful achievements of French art in the XVIIth century. The former hunting lodge of Louis XIII was transformed and expanded by his son Louis XIV who installed there his court and his government in 1682.

North wing of the château de Versailles, place d’Armes – Versailles
  • Exhibitions : Versailles. Architectures rêvées 1660-1815

    CURATOR : ÉLISABETH MAISONNIER

    Man’s relationship with the environment is inherently part of the history of the château de Versailles, and remains at the heart of the concerns of today. This exhibition aims to highlight the symbolic force of a place that has crossed many periods, but more importantly, that has and continues to nourish utopian visions and artistic creations.

    The château de Versailles, a product of the will and the vision of Louis XIV, relying on a team of cutting edge scientists and artists of the day, is an architectural tour de force. It is a world unto itself, a permanent construction site, which since its creation has been a vast area of architectural experimentation and an expression of evolving tastes and styles, commensurate with its scale. All this and more, Élisabeth Maisonnier, curator at the château de Versailles, masterfully demonstrates in the Architectures rêvées exhibition.

    “We have at our disposal, from French and foreign collections, a great number of plans and drawings illustrating the many architecture projects – realistic or utopian – that have been proposed for the château de Versailles, but never built. These projects, sketched out between the 17th and 19th centuries, never broke ground, but they are enthralling and immensely enriching of our understanding of this period. The Biennial, dedicated to the architectural challenges of tomorrow, is the ideal opportunity to show the public how creators have, through the centuries, envisaged and reinvented the château. This Versailles, as never before seen and as it might have been, also offers visitors another perspective on monument we see today, symbol of our heritage, which to us seems immutable and frozen in time. Placing these dreams next to reality is an interesting proposition for every sort of public, all the more so as the drawings selected for this show were chosen for their inherent interest of course, but also for their beauty, elegance and originality.” Élisabeth Maisonnier

    Regular rate €18 – Reduced rate* €13
    *Persons possessing a discount card for large families / Visitors paying the entrance fee with vacation checks / Holders of Friends of the National Museums cards / Subscribers or people with a ticket for the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Arras.

Espace Richaud


An old chapel of the royal hospital of Versailles now converted into a cultural space.

78 bd de la Reine – Versailles
  • Exhibitions : Versailles, ville nature, permanence et création

    CURATOR : CHRISTINE DESMOULINS

    The Espace Richaud, the former chapel of the royal hospital of Versailles, now converted into a cultural space, is hosting a retrospective on the architectural projects and constructions undertaken by the city of Versailles since 2008.

    The exhibition is divided into four sequences: “Major urban projects”, “Nature city”, “Renovated heritage” and “Architecture”.

    Highlighted here are the major development projects that will leave their mark in coming years on the urban area of Versailles and that will make it one of the centralities of Greater Paris. While the development projects in the Chantiers district are reaching completion, others will soon break ground, both in the Pion and Satory neighborhood and under the framework of the restructuring of the former post office on the avenue de Paris. The focus of this exhibition are the constructions and rehabilitations entrusted to the winners of the Albums des Jeunes Architectes et Paysagistes (AJAP). Regularly invited to participate in the various competitions organized under the aegis of the city of Versailles, they are often chosen by the juries. Through a series of operations that are representative of the approach implemented by architects and landscape architects of today, the show also presents the noteworthy illustrations of the unique balance, which has been achieved between the built environment and green spaces as these neighborhood projects have been implemented.

    Here, a broad range of the constructions and projects that are renewing Versailles are presented, in a veritable “laboratory” of a new urban model for a city that revers and takes care of its past as much as its future and the future of our planet.

    Free entry  – Closed Monday and Tuesday

Old post office

A building undergoing transformation used as part of a transitional arrangement to host the exhibition Horizon 2030, on the projects and ambitions of the Grand Paris Express.

3 avenue de Paris - Versailles
  • Exhibitions : Horizon 2030

    CURATOR : GROUPE 2030 (RUEDI BAUR, FRÉDÉRIC CHARTIER, PASCALE DALIX, JOSÉ-MANUEL GONÇALVÈS, JEAN-CHRISTOPHE NANI, ARNAUD PASSALACQUA, PIERRE ALAIN TRÉVELO, CORINNE VEZZONI)

    In the building of Versailles’s old post office, the Horizon 2030 pavilion has been conceived as a workshop for analysis and experimentation on the future of the Greater Paris Express. Imagined by architects, landscape architects, artists, scenographers and designers, it is, like the Greater Paris project, an opportunity to discover all these disciplines and talents. Concretely, the effervescent ambiance of architect offices is recreated here, enabling visitors to discover constructions in the process of taking shape.

    Along this promenade, visitors will have many sensorial experiences, being plunged into the midst of major projects of the past as well as those of the near future. They will discover the nascent city of the 21st century through a monumental fresco, immersive projections, innovative creations and approximately a hundred train station models. They will cross new neighborhoods, squares, avenues… A new way of living in the city, a festival of which the citizens and their imagination are the heroes.

    Free entry

Installation by Éva Jospin

From the garden of the conservatory to the regional influence of Versailles, the artist Éva Jospin has drawn inspiration from garden follies to imagine a reinvented gazebo.

Visitors will be able to sit down at the base of this great trunk of sculpted concrete with overhanging entwined bronze vines and invaded by the intermingling of finely woven ropes and copper wires.

In this piece, the blending of the vegetal and the mineral provides a spot of light and shade in the garden, a new space for relaxation and observation conducive to careful listening and dreaming.

Garden of the conservatory, 24 rue de la Chancellerie - Versailles
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Open daily except Monday’s

 

Tuesday to Friday hours: 12 pm to 7 pm
Saturday and Sunday hours: 11 am to 7 pm

Coming to Versailles by train

 

RER C towards Versailles Rive-Gauche: Versailles train station Château-Rive Gauche
(5 minutes’ walk from the entrance to the Biennial)

SNCF from Paris Montparnasse: arrival at Versailles Chantiers station
(10 minutes’ walk from the entrance to the Biennial)

SNCF from Paris Saint-Lazare: arrival station Versailles-Rive Droite
(5 minutes’ walk from the Richaud area, 15 minutes’ walk from other sites)

 

Coming to Versailles by car

 

From Paris, take the A13 motorway towards Versailles / Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines / Rouen until the exit n°5 Versailles center / Versailles castle.
Versailles is also accessible by: the A 86, the N10.

Parkings :
– avenue de Sceaux ;
– rue du Général Leclerc ;
– Place d’Armes.

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The BAP!: Key figures

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region: Île-de-France.

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city: Versailles.

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days of exhibitions from May 3 (day reserved to professionals) to July 13 2019.

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prestigious public actors united around the same project.

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Grandes Écoles: The École nationale supérieure d’architecture of Versailles and the École nationale supérieure de paysage of Versailles.

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goals:

→ Foster a productive dialog engaging citizens, elected representatives, architects, landscape architects, urbanists and creators to invent the city of tomorrow.
→ Imagine an harmonious blending of town and nature.
→ Inform, mobilize and amaze visitors.

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major exhibitions in 6 exceptional locations.

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great, ephemeral, open-air horticultural products market: Esprit jardin, May 4 and 5 2019.

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major public debates concentrated on the first 3 days (Friday May 3, Saturday May 4 and Sunday May 5).

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vast array of encounters and events throughout the period of the Biennial.

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new ecological buildings and a urban farm are inaugurated in Versailles. The first building is signed by Elisabeth and Christian de Portzamparc (East Island), the second by Patrick Bouchain (the headquarters of Nature et Découvertes).

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shared goal: make the biennial a festival of meaning and intellect for the general public.

Exhibitions

Installation by Éva Jospin

From the garden of the conservatory to the regional influence of Versailles, the artist Éva Jospin has drawn inspiration from garden follies to imagine a reinvented gazebo.

Visitors will be able to sit down at the base of this great trunk of sculpted concrete with overhanging entwined bronze vines and invaded by the intermingling of finely woven ropes and copper wires.

In this piece, the blending of the vegetal and the mineral provides a spot of light and shade in the garden, a new space for relaxation and observation conducive to careful listening and dreaming.

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Installation by Éva Jospin
Garden of the conservatory, 24 rue de la Chancellerie - Versailles

Versailles, ville nature, permanence et création

CURATOR : CHRISTINE DESMOULINS

The Espace Richaud, the former chapel of the royal hospital of Versailles, now converted into a cultural space, is hosting a retrospective on the architectural projects and constructions undertaken by the city of Versailles since 2008.

The exhibition is divided into four sequences: “Major urban projects”, “Nature city”, “Renovated heritage” and “Architecture”.

Highlighted here are the major development projects that will leave their mark in coming years on the urban area of Versailles and that will make it one of the centralities of Greater Paris. While the development projects in the Chantiers district are reaching completion, others will soon break ground, both in the Pion and Satory neighborhood and under the framework of the restructuring of the former post office on the avenue de Paris. The focus of this exhibition are the constructions and rehabilitations entrusted to the winners of the Albums des Jeunes Architectes et Paysagistes (AJAP). Regularly invited to participate in the various competitions organized under the aegis of the city of Versailles, they are often chosen by the juries. Through a series of operations that are representative of the approach implemented by architects and landscape architects of today, the show also presents the noteworthy illustrations of the unique balance, which has been achieved between the built environment and green spaces as these neighborhood projects have been implemented.

Here, a broad range of the constructions and projects that are renewing Versailles are presented, in a veritable “laboratory” of a new urban model for a city that revers and takes care of its past as much as its future and the future of our planet.

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Espace Richaud
78 bd de la Reine – Versailles

Free entry  – Closed Monday and Tuesday

Horizon 2030

CURATOR : GROUPE 2030 (RUEDI BAUR, FRÉDÉRIC CHARTIER, PASCALE DALIX, JOSÉ-MANUEL GONÇALVÈS, JEAN-CHRISTOPHE NANI, ARNAUD PASSALACQUA, PIERRE ALAIN TRÉVELO, CORINNE VEZZONI)

In the building of Versailles’s old post office, the Horizon 2030 pavilion has been conceived as a workshop for analysis and experimentation on the future of the Greater Paris Express. Imagined by architects, landscape architects, artists, scenographers and designers, it is, like the Greater Paris project, an opportunity to discover all these disciplines and talents. Concretely, the effervescent ambiance of architect offices is recreated here, enabling visitors to discover constructions in the process of taking shape.

Along this promenade, visitors will have many sensorial experiences, being plunged into the midst of major projects of the past as well as those of the near future. They will discover the nascent city of the 21st century through a monumental fresco, immersive projections, innovative creations and approximately a hundred train station models. They will cross new neighborhoods, squares, avenues… A new way of living in the city, a festival of which the citizens and their imagination are the heroes.

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Old post office
3 avenue de Paris - Versailles

Free entry

Échappées Belles

CURATOR : NICOLAS GILSOUL

Échappées belles evokes both the stroll and the threat happily avoided.

Faced with the consequences of climate change and the proposed naming of our epoch as the Anthropocene, megalopolises, metropolises and smaller cities are engaged in adapting to ensure their survival. They are inventing, innovating and transforming the very premises of urban planning.
These “resilient” cities are transforming the damage and the risks into engines of an urban reconquest. The effects of their efforts are both local and global.

Here, the first Biennial of architecture and landscape of the Île-de-France Region is hosting a road movie with 25 stopovers. Each journey is an invitation to stroll about and an opportunity to discover both a resilience strategy and a new ally, a hero, animal or vegetable, that gardens these places.

The landscapes chosen for the garden, little-known places in the Île-de-France Region, are the result of an ecological and social healing and rehabilitation of the region’s open wounds. Quarries, sand pits, waste dumps, contaminated zones and industrial sites are healing under a fragile and fascinating watchful eye. Three major strategies are being implemented: Layering, Immersion and Forgetting.

In India, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia, the Échappées belles exhibition presents 12 complementary strategies for taking back the landscape that develop synergies extending beyond the regional scale: urban coastal erosion, rising seas, increasingly intense rain followed by harsher droughts, heatwaves, dwindling resources, collapsing biodiversity, waste management and the revolution in mobility.

Have a wonderful trip!

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Wrought iron fence of the Hôtel de Ville
4 Avenue de Paris, 78000 Versailles
The Petite Écurie
École nationale supérieure d'architecture
Place des Manèges - 4, avenue du Général de Gaulle, Versailles

Free access

Versailles. Architectures rêvées 1660-1815

CURATOR : ÉLISABETH MAISONNIER

Man’s relationship with the environment is inherently part of the history of the château de Versailles, and remains at the heart of the concerns of today. This exhibition aims to highlight the symbolic force of a place that has crossed many periods, but more importantly, that has and continues to nourish utopian visions and artistic creations.

The château de Versailles, a product of the will and the vision of Louis XIV, relying on a team of cutting edge scientists and artists of the day, is an architectural tour de force. It is a world unto itself, a permanent construction site, which since its creation has been a vast area of architectural experimentation and an expression of evolving tastes and styles, commensurate with its scale. All this and more, Élisabeth Maisonnier, curator at the château de Versailles, masterfully demonstrates in the Architectures rêvées exhibition.

“We have at our disposal, from French and foreign collections, a great number of plans and drawings illustrating the many architecture projects – realistic or utopian – that have been proposed for the château de Versailles, but never built. These projects, sketched out between the 17th and 19th centuries, never broke ground, but they are enthralling and immensely enriching of our understanding of this period. The Biennial, dedicated to the architectural challenges of tomorrow, is the ideal opportunity to show the public how creators have, through the centuries, envisaged and reinvented the château. This Versailles, as never before seen and as it might have been, also offers visitors another perspective on monument we see today, symbol of our heritage, which to us seems immutable and frozen in time. Placing these dreams next to reality is an interesting proposition for every sort of public, all the more so as the drawings selected for this show were chosen for their inherent interest of course, but also for their beauty, elegance and originality.” Élisabeth Maisonnier

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The château de Versailles
North wing of the château de Versailles, place d’Armes – Versailles

Regular rate €18 – Reduced rate* €13
*Persons possessing a discount card for large families / Visitors paying the entrance fee with vacation checks / Holders of Friends of the National Museums cards / Subscribers or people with a ticket for the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Arras.

Le Goût du Paysage

CURATOR : ALEXANDRE CHEMETOFF

The École nationale supérieure de paysage (national graduate school of landscape architecture) is hosting the exhibition, Le goût du paysage, on its historic site of the Potager du Roi (King’s Vegetable Garden). The curator, architect, urbanist and landscape architect Alexandre Chemetoff, was also asked by the School to transform the Pavillon des Suisses (Swiss Pavilion) and create a temporary arrangement of the Jardin des Suisses (Swiss Garden), two places to discover for the first time on the occasion of the Biennial.

Le goût du paysage is organized in two parts: the installations and exhibitions, and the various events during the length of the Biennial.

The exhibition stages portraits of 25 farmer-producers of the Île-de-France, each cultivating a farm that is representative of the region’s wide variety of produce.

A continuous screening room presents numerous reportages that further enrich the programming.

Sunday opens with screenings of films on the countryside, followed by lunch, where one can relish, taste and share in the fruits of the land in the Jardin des Suisses. On Sunday afternoon, children ages 10-12 gather around a little lecture, “Light for Children”. Meanwhile, adults can take part in landscape conversations.

Alexandre Chemetoff’s proposal invites visitors to discover and imagine how, by preserving, cultivating and sharing the fruits of the land, it is possible to bring about a renewed relationship between the urban zones and the countryside of great metropolises.

Le goût du paysage is a place of recreation, for meeting and sharing. But it is also a witness, taking a stand and arguing in defense. The Potager du Roi is a many-faceted place providing the inspiration for the theme of Le goût du paysage event. It is the table of contents, so to speak.

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The Potager du Roi
École nationale supérieure de paysage
10, rue du Maréchal Joffre – Versailles

→ From May 4 to May 5: free entry
→ From May 7 to July 13: regular rate €4

Free entry for children under 12, persons with disabilities or limited mobility. Le goût du paysage Pass, valid for the full 9 days of events on Sundays, at the rate of €10.

Illumination of the Galerie des Moulages (Gallery of Plaster Casts)

 

Musée du Louvre – DAGER

The Biennale will offer the opportunity to discover one of the most beautiful sculpture reserves of the château de Versailles and the Louvre Museum in the Galerie des Sculptures et des Moulages (Gallery of Plaster Casts and Sculptures), a spectacular space built in stone by the first architect of Louis XIV.

Composed of three galleries, this place houses two exceptional collections: a vast ensemble of plaster casts dating from the 17th to the 20th century and part of the gypsothèque of the Department of Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities of the Louvre Museum as well as some sixty marble sculptures from the gardens of Versailles, 17th-century masterpieces housed here for their protection.

Élisabeth Le Breton, heritage curator at the Louvre Museum and Lionel Arsac, heritage curator at the château de Versailles, will offer visitors the chance to discover the history and vocation of these plaster casts and sculptures and the influence they have had on architects, sculptors and even musicians.

Over the course of the visit, the public will also discover “Palabre”, an installation proposed by Djamel Klouche giving voice to the leading voices of architects, geographers, historians, philosophers and artists. In the heart of the gypsothèque, these experts will blend with the antiquities of the Louvre Museum collection and volunteer their testimonials concerning the various challenges to be addressed in our modern society.

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The château de Versailles
North wing of the château de Versailles, place d’Armes – Versailles

Augures, laboratoires des nouvelles pratiques architecturales

 

CURATOR : DJAMEL KLOUCHE

With the first Biennial of architecture and landscape of the Île-de-France Region, it is the challenges, the hopes and the dreams of civilization that are bearing architecture and landscape forward that are opening to the public. Intended for all, the spaces of the Biennial in the School are designed to ensure a decisive encounter with the architecture of today and tomorrow.

The path through the exhibition imagined by Djamel Klouche, architect and urbanist, is a stroll through the past, present and future. The entrance to the Biennial is through the cour de la Maréchalerie, where Didier Fiúza Faustino intervenes, then continues to the gypsothèque, where the Louvre Museum stores its immense collection of plaster moldings of masterpieces from antiquity.

After the gypsothèque, the visitor enters the nave, transformed into an Agora. Here, 23 teams of architects from around the globe offer an overview of their research with concrete projects and immersive studios. This “laboratory” offers tools to help everyone, whether professional or neophyte, to search for answers to the challenges set forth by the COP21.

In the courtyards, there are three pavilions imagined by three international agencies: a summer café (Piovenefabi), a summer class (Go Hasegawa) and the Petite école d’architecture (school of architecture) for the children (MOS Architects).

 

  1. Construire le territoire – Building territory/Luciano Aletta, Cyrus Ardalân, Ophélie Dozat, Lucien Dumas, Théo Tostivint avec Arthur Crestani
  2. World Transformation Center / Architecture Workroom Brussels
  3. La Seine Monte – Métropole Instable – La Seine Monte – Invisible Metropolis / AWP office for territorial reconfiguration + ITAR
  4. In Ground We Trust / Barrault Pressacco + Giaime Meloni
  5. Foundations – Tirana Student City / baukuh, LIST, F&M ingegneria, Abkons, BODA’
  6. Murs mouvants, Pour un habitat adaptable – Moving Walls, Living in an adaptable habitat / Sabri Bendimerad et Monique Eleb avec Mickaël Papi et Simon Vallery
  7. How to Live in a Jungle / Black Square
  8. Archaïque feat. Contemporain / CAB + Martial Marquet
  9. Programming the Perpetual Unknow / Appareil + IAAC
  10. Situations Vertueuses du Passé Industriel et Quelques Idées pour la Métropole Climatique à Venir – Virtuous Situations from the Industrial Past and some Ideas for the ‘Climatic Metropolis’ to Come  / CENTRAL ofaau + Maxime Delvaux
  11. Bassin +2° – +2°C Pool / Concorde + Milena Charbit + Emma Thébault
  12. Gold Rush, Ice shanties for cryptocurrency miners / Fosbury
  13. Troglodyte Living / Matteo Ghidoni + Jean-Benoît Vétillard
  14. Living on Earth / GRAU
  15. Ideorama / Institut Palmyre
  16. OIKOS – A House Between / Kuehn Malvezzi + Plan Común
  17. Room or the Very Flat Building / L.A.
  18. Topographies Métropolitaines – Metropolitan Topographies / NP2F
  19. Occupé à habiter, mémoire organisée des squats – Occupied with Life, organized memory of squats / Post-Office Architectes, David Fagart + Line Fontana + François Leininger avec Luca Pattaroni, LaSur EPFL et Thierry Buache
  20. Un Urbanisme Climatique : l’Exemple du Parc de Taichung, Taiwan – A Climate-based Urbanism : the example of Central Park, Taichung Taiwan / Philippe Rahm Architectes avec Mosbach Paysagistes et Ricky Liu & Associates
  21. Digital Rooms, Sea Cabling and Data Centers: the Portolan map of the new economy / Raumplan + Delfino Sisto Legnani + Andrea Belosi
  22. Mirage / Maria Fernanda Serna + Sibille Vieira
  23. 2100 – Les Nouvelles Alliances de la Métropole Domestique – New Alliances of the Domestic Metropolis / UR + Peaks + Altitude 35 + ZEFCO avec Antoine Espinasseau, Marie Cazaban Mazerolles et Julien Claparède Petitpierre
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The Petite Écurie
École nationale supérieure d'architecture
Place des Manèges - 4, avenue du Général de Gaulle, Versailles

Free entry

Installation by Didier Fiúza Faustino

La Maréchalerie, the official entry point, is the contemporary art center of the École nationale supérieure d’architecture of Versailles.

Located in the former Maréchalerie (blacksmith’s workshop) of the Petite Écurie (Little stable) of the château de Versailles, it is mainly hosting monographic exhibitions, which have been created in situ and privilege innovative designs highlighting issues of architecture and space. For the BAP, La Maréchalerie gave carte blanche to the contemporary artist and architect Didier Fiúza Faustino to design the reception area for this event.

Starting with the observation that we are living in a time when there is no possibility of escape, when the subject, wherever he or she may be, is becoming an end in itself, a land to be conquered and claimed, the “Lampedusa” installation raises the question of trajectory, displacement and freedom.

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The Petite Écurie
École nationale supérieure d'architecture
Place des Manèges - 4, avenue du Général de Gaulle, Versailles

Events

Conference by Didier Fiúza Faustino

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La Petite Écurie
Auditorium de l’École nationale supérieure d’architecture
Place des Manèges – 4, avenue du Général de Gaulle, Versailles

Great Escape to the Butte d’Orgemont

The panoramic terrace of a natterjack toad
Exceptional guided tour of the Butte d’Orgemont

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Rue du Clos des Moines – 95100 Argenteuil
Meeting on the parking lot at the base of the Butte d’Orgemont

Reservations required at: communication@aev-iledefrance.fr

Great escape to the Plaine de l’Ormeteau

The Scots land at Seine-Port

Exceptional guided tour of the Plaine de l’Ormeteau

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Rue des Cannetières – 77240 Seine-Port
Meeting on the parking lot “de l’Orangerie”

Reservations required at: communication@aev-iledefrance.fr

Family workshop

Biennial itinerary on the Petite Écurie site, accompanied by a mediator, followed by a parents/children hands-on workshop

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The Petite Écurie
École nationale supérieure d'architecture
Place des Manèges - 4, avenue du Général de Gaulle, Versailles

Price : 3€ per child, free for adults
On reservation at : communication@versailles.archi.fr

Conference by Jean Castex

Architect, doctor of urban planning and planning, former teacher in the history of architecture. « Green city, what Versailles must be in the 21st century »

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The Petite Écurie
École nationale supérieure d'architecture
Place des Manèges - 4, avenue du Général de Gaulle, Versailles

History of the Plain

Film and the countryside: “Histoire de la plaine” by Christine Seggezzi, 2016 (1 hour 12 min), screening with the presence of Christine Seggezzi

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The Potager du Roi
École nationale supérieure de paysage
10, rue du Maréchal Joffre – Versailles

Auditorium of the Figuerie

The Little Market

Truck farmers come to sell their products

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The Potager du Roi
École nationale supérieure de paysage
10, rue du Maréchal Joffre – Versailles

Swiss Garden

Sharing is understanding

The Little Lectures “Lumières pour enfants” (Light for children): Partager c’est comprendre by architect Patrick Bouchain and landscape architect-gardener Damien Roger

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The Potager du Roi
École nationale supérieure de paysage
10, rue du Maréchal Joffre – Versailles

Auditorium of the Figuerie

A Fertile Triangle

Conversations on landscape: Un triangle fertile with journalist and teacher Alice Le Roy and agronomist Robert Levesque

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The Potager du Roi
École nationale supérieure de paysage
10, rue du Maréchal Joffre – Versailles

Auditorium of the Figuerie

Great escape to the Butte Pinson

Meeting on pastoral land
Exceptional guided tour of the Regional naturel zone of the Butte Pinson

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Meeting on the parking lot at No. 2 rue Suzanne Valadon – 95360 Montmagny (just after the equestrian centre)

Reservations required at : communication@aev-iledefrance.fr

Workshop – debates with the winners of the Prix des Femmes architects (Women Architects prizes)

Introduction by Catherine Guyot: Presentation of the winners of the Women Architects Prize

Workshop 1 – City and nature (3:30 pm / 4:30 pm)
How to compose your projects working with nature and the landscape ?
With Véronique Decharrieres (video), winner of the 2015 Women Architects Prize for original work
and Amelia Tavella (video), winner of the 2016 Young Women architects Prize.

Workshop 2 – People and the city (4:30 pm / 5:30 pm)
What is the place for people in project design?
With Sophie Berthelier (
video), winner of 2017 Women Architects Prize
and Nicole Concordet (
video), winner of the 2018 Women Architects Prize.

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The Petite Écurie
École nationale supérieure d'architecture
Place des Manèges - 4, avenue du Général de Gaulle, Versailles

Feet on the ground

Film on the countryside: “Les pieds sur terre” by Batiste Combret and Bertrand Hagenmüller, 2016 (1h20), screening with the presence of Bertrand Hagenmüller

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The Potager du Roi
École nationale supérieure de paysage
10, rue du Maréchal Joffre – Versailles

Auditorium of the Figuerie

Flying cabins, crawling huts and nature gone wild

The Little Lectures “Lumières pour enfants” (Light for children): Des cabanes qui volent, des cabanons qui rampent, la nature dans tous ses états by writer Gilles A. Tiberghien

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The Potager du Roi
École nationale supérieure de paysage
10, rue du Maréchal Joffre – Versailles

Auditorium of the Figuerie

Urban farming

Conversations on landscape: Urbanisme agricole with landscape architect and urbanist Anne-Sylvie Bruel, landscape architect and urbanist Christophe Delmar, agronomist and urban truck farmer Olivier Durand and landscape architect and geographer Simon Lacourt

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The Potager du Roi
École nationale supérieure de paysage
10, rue du Maréchal Joffre – Versailles

Auditorium of the Figuerie

Screening of the film « Les fantômes de Mantes » (Ghosts of Mantes)

« Les fantômes de Mantes », a film directed by Florent Tillon and Hélène Magne and proposed by CAUE 78, 2018 (90 min).

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The Petite Écurie
École nationale supérieure d'architecture
Place des Manèges - 4, avenue du Général de Gaulle, Versailles

Workshop – debates with the winners of the Women Architects Prizes

Introduction Catherine Guyot: Presentation of the winners of the Women Architects Prizes

Workshop 3 – Sustainable development and architecture (2:30 pm / 4 pm)

(Sustainable development and architecture)
What are the sustainable development processes that are part of your projects?
With Sandra di Giorgio (video), winner of the 2018 Young Women Architects Prize,
and LA Architectures (video) Linda Gilardone  and Axelle Acchiardo, winners of the  2018 Young Women Architects Prize.

Workshop 4 – Heritage and modernity (4:30 pm / 5:30 pm)
How can heritage become a component of modernity?
With Véronique Joffre (video), winner of the 2016 Women Architects Prize
and Christiane Schmukle-Mollard (video) 2014 Heritage Special Mention.

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The Petite Écurie
École nationale supérieure d'architecture
Place des Manèges - 4, avenue du Général de Gaulle, Versailles

Beekeeping

Film on the countryside: “L’apiculture”, 1919 silent film (6 min) and “Imposed landscape” by Pierre Creton, 2006 (50 min), screening with the presence of Pierre Creton

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The Potager du Roi
École nationale supérieure de paysage
10, rue du Maréchal Joffre – Versailles

Auditorium of the Figuerie

The Little Market

Truck farmers come to sell their products

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The Potager du Roi
École nationale supérieure de paysage
10, rue du Maréchal Joffre – Versailles

Swiss Garden

Three Bewitching Plants Ulysses Tasted at Circe’s Palace

The Little Lectures: “Lumières pour enfants” (Light for children): Trois plantes à sortilèges qu’Ulysse goûta chez Circé by visual artist, author and chef Brigitte de Malau

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The Potager du Roi
École nationale supérieure de paysage
10, rue du Maréchal Joffre – Versailles

Auditorium of the Figuerie

The earth

Conversations on landscape: La terre with Marc Dufumier, agro-economist, and Catherine Darrot, agronomist and lecturer on rural sociology

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The Potager du Roi
École nationale supérieure de paysage
10, rue du Maréchal Joffre – Versailles

Auditorium of the Figuerie

Great escape to the Grand-Voyeux

A morning outside the modern world with migrating birds
Guided tour of the exceptional Regional Nature Reserve of the Grand-Voyeux

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Rue du stade – 77440 Congis-Sur-Thérouanne
Meeting at the school parking lot

Reservations required at: communication@aev-iledefrance.fr

The Origins of a meal

Film on the countryside: “Genèse d’un repas” by Luc Moullet, 1978 (2 hours)

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The Potager du Roi
École nationale supérieure de paysage
10, rue du Maréchal Joffre – Versailles

Auditorium of the Figuerie

The Little Market

Truck farmers come to sell their products

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The Potager du Roi
École nationale supérieure de paysage
10, rue du Maréchal Joffre – Versailles

Swiss Garden

A sapling

The Little Lectures: “Lumières pour enfants” (Light for children): Un arbre tout neuf by the botanist and biologist Francis Hallé,

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The Potager du Roi
École nationale supérieure de paysage
10, rue du Maréchal Joffre – Versailles

Auditorium of the Figuerie

The taste of the vegetables of the Île-de-France

Conversations on landscape: Le goût des légumes d’Île-de-France with truck farmer Laurent Berrurier, and a surprise chef!

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The Potager du Roi
École nationale supérieure de paysage
10, rue du Maréchal Joffre – Versailles

Auditorium of the Figuerie

Great escape to Moisson

Concert for Œdicnèmes (Eurasian stone-curlews)
Guided visit of the exceptional Regional Nature Reserve of the Boucle de Moisson

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Meeting on the Nature Reserve parking area
Along the route de la Ballonnière (D124), left before Moisson (from Mousseaux) – 78840 Moisson

Reservations required at: communication@aev-iledefrance.fr

Family workshop

Biennial itinerary on the Petite Écurie site, accompanied by a mediator, followed by a parents/children hands-on workshop

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The Petite Écurie
École nationale supérieure d'architecture
Place des Manèges - 4, avenue du Général de Gaulle, Versailles

Price : 3€ per child, free for adults
On reservation at : communication@versailles.archi.fr

The time for graceful gestures

Film on the countryside: “Le temps des graces” by Dominique Marchais, 2009 (2 hours 03 min), screening with the presence of Dominique Marchais

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The Potager du Roi
École nationale supérieure de paysage
10, rue du Maréchal Joffre – Versailles

Auditorium of the Figuerie

The Little Market

Truck farmers come to sell their products

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The Potager du Roi
École nationale supérieure de paysage
10, rue du Maréchal Joffre – Versailles

Swiss Garden

The landscape emerges

The Little Lectures: “Lumières pour enfants”: Le paysage affleure by the visual artist Bertrand Lavier

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The Potager du Roi
École nationale supérieure de paysage
10, rue du Maréchal Joffre – Versailles

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Fourmes, forms and formings

Conversations on landscape: Fourmes, forms and formings with director Dominique Marchais and artist Nicolas Boulard

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The Potager du Roi
École nationale supérieure de paysage
10, rue du Maréchal Joffre – Versailles

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The March of the garden

Film on the countryside: “Le jardin en marche” by Benoit Sicat, 2005 (26 min), screening with the presence of Benoit Sicat, and “Le plein pays” by Antoine Boutet, 2009 (58 min)

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The Potager du Roi
École nationale supérieure de paysage
10, rue du Maréchal Joffre – Versailles

Auditorium of the Figuerie

The Little Market

Truck farmers come to sell their products

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The Potager du Roi
École nationale supérieure de paysage
10, rue du Maréchal Joffre – Versailles

Swiss Garden

What climate for our children?

The Little Lectures: “Lumières pour enfants”: Quel climat pour vos petits-enfants? by the paleo-climatologist Valérie Masson-Delmotte

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The Potager du Roi
École nationale supérieure de paysage
10, rue du Maréchal Joffre – Versailles

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Culture of the Île-de-France

Conversations on landscape: Culture de l’Île-de-France with Jean-Michel Roy, historian specialist of the rural world, in particular the cultures of the Île-de-France, and philosopher Sébastien Marot

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The Potager du Roi
École nationale supérieure de paysage
10, rue du Maréchal Joffre – Versailles

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Family workshop

Biennial itinerary on the Petite Écurie site, accompanied by a mediator, followed by a parents/children hands-on workshop

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The Petite Écurie
École nationale supérieure d'architecture
Place des Manèges - 4, avenue du Général de Gaulle, Versailles

Price : 3€ per child, free for adults
On reservation at : communication@versailles.archi.fr

Landowners

Film on the countryside: “Les terriens” d’Ariane Doublet, 2000 (1h20), screening with the presence of Ariane Doublet

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The Potager du Roi
École nationale supérieure de paysage
10, rue du Maréchal Joffre – Versailles

Auditorium of the Figuerie

The Little Market

Truck farmers come to sell their products

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The Potager du Roi
École nationale supérieure de paysage
10, rue du Maréchal Joffre – Versailles

Swiss Garden

Good and bad weeds

Conversations on landscape: Good and bad weeds with Gilles Clément, horticultural engineer, landscape architect, gardener and writer and Claude Figureau, botanist and phytosociologist

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The Potager du Roi
École nationale supérieure de paysage
10, rue du Maréchal Joffre – Versailles

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Natural resistance

Film on the countryside: “Résistance Naturelle” by Jonathan Nossiter, 2014 (1h25)

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The Potager du Roi
École nationale supérieure de paysage
10, rue du Maréchal Joffre – Versailles

Auditorium of the Figuerie

The Little Market

Truck farmers come to sell their products

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The Potager du Roi
École nationale supérieure de paysage
10, rue du Maréchal Joffre – Versailles

Swiss Garden

Natures of wines

Conversations on landscape: “Natures de vins” with engineer from Arts et Métiers Patrice Bersac, architect and urbanist Éric Bazard, wine grower Bruno Schueller and natural wine growers

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The Potager du Roi
École nationale supérieure de paysage
10, rue du Maréchal Joffre – Versailles

Auditorium of the Figuerie