The 2nd edition of the 2012 edition of the “Pavillon Spéciale” competition finally announced its winner. Announced by The Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris, the winner goes to Ball-Nogues Studio from Los Angeles, an integrated design and fabrication practice operating in a territory between architecture, art, and industrial design, led by Benjamin Ball and Gaston Nogues and having work is informed by the exploration of craft. Essential to each project is the “design” of the production process itself, with the aim of creating environments that enhance sensation, generate spectacle and invite physical engagement.
Ball Nogues Studio is chosen over another 8 finalists, will design with students an installation that will create a sense of place while providing a respite from the sun and rain. The structure is comprised of approximately 200 “cells”, each made from locally sourced plastic tubing that will be bent and curled in custom jigs designed and constructed by students. The Pavilion is due to open at the beginning of June at the Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture at 254 Boulevard Raspail in the 14th district of Paris.
The jury of this Pavillon Spéciale 2012 Competition are including Iñaki Abalos(Ábalos+Sentkiewicz Arquitectos, Spain), Jean-Max Collard (Architectural Journalist Les Inrocks, France), Massimiliano Fuksas(Studio Fuksas, Italy), David Keuning (MARK magazine, Netherlands), Claude Parent (Architect, teacher and writer, France) together with Odile Decq (Director of The Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture), Marie-Hélène Fabre (Academic Head of the Ecole Spéciale ).
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