The Parc de la Villette is the third-largest park in Paris, hectares in area, located at the . Bernard Tschumi designed the Parc de la Villette with the intention of creating a space that exists in a vacuum, something without historical . Jun 7, With the first dozen or so follies complete and the great north-south axis largely defined, the Parc de La Villette is beginning to take shape and. Also apply ideas from Tschumi: line/points/surfaces produce a Parc de la Villette Paris by Bernard Tschumi in Deconstruction, Omnibus Volume, prints.

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When separated these grids are rational however, when placed on top of one another they intersect a multitude of times creating pockets of densities destroying the regularity of the grids. By allowing visitors to experience the architecture of the park within this constructed vacuum, the time, recognitions, and activities that take place in that space begin to acquire a more vivid and authentic nature.

The two overlapping grids relates to my own project. The vast expanse of the park allows for visitors to walk about the site with a sense of freedom and opportunity for exploration and discovery.

Festivals are common in the park tscgumi with artist conventions and shows by performers. Great to read your text: On its own these two grids are regulated and rational however, when you layer the two, as Tschumi had, the plan becomes irrational and sporadic. Views Read Edit View history.

Retrieved from ” https: These follies are villegte to act as points of reference that help visitors gain a sense of direction and navigate throughout the space. The park was designed by Bernard Tschumia French architect of Swiss origin, who built it from to in partnership with Colin Bdrnardon the site of the huge Parisian abattoirs slaughterhouses and the national wholesale meat market, as part of an urban redevelopment project.


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The Parc de la Villette hosts an annual open-air film festival. Many do just that, but not all, and not always the activities envisaged. It is where these two grids intersect that architecture happens, according to Tschumi. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It was intended that the bright red structures would then house various events and groups related to the activities of the park.

The park was intended to create space for activity and interaction, rather than be the place for the conventional relaxation and self-indulgence. Since its completion inthe Parc de la Villette has become a popular attraction for Paris residents and international travelers alike. In my indexical sequence I also have one grid that is highly organized the horizontal lines and one that is not confined by strict rules the curvilinear vertical lines.

Click the book title to view and to order direct from. The park houses museums, concert halls, live performance stages, and theatres, as well as playgrounds for children, and thirty-five architectural follies. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The design questions the conventional conception of a park as green open space.

Close it when you’ve finished, or use the Window menu on your browser, to return to galinsky. Thirty-five follies are placed on a grid and offer a distinct organization to the park. The vast expanse of the park encourages freedom, exploration, and discovery. The gardens range in function; where some gardens are meant for active engagement, others exist to play off of curiosity and investigation or merely allow for relaxation. There have been many criticisms of the innovative design of the park since its original completion.

Visitors view and react to the plan, landscaping, and sculptural pieces without the ability to cross-reference them with previous works of historical architecture. The Parc de la Villette was developed as part of an urban renewal plan on the site the former national meat market and slaughterhouse.


The follies create one grid of rationality. The Parc de la Villette has a collection of ten themed gardens. Several thematic gardens are incorporated into the scheme, offering places of discovery and unexpected encounters and juxtapositions between seemingly natural and man-made artifacts. Includes a map for visiting them.

Parc de la Villette

To some, the park has little concern with the human scale of park functions and the vast open space seem to challenge the expectation that visitors may have of an urban park. In architecture, a folly is a building constructed primarily for decoration, but either suggesting by its appearance some other purpose, or merely so extravagant that it transcends the normal range of garden ornaments or other class of building to bernnard it belongs.

Dividing the park is the Canal de l’Ourcqwhich has boat tours that transport visitors around the park and to other sites in Paris. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.

Parc de la Villette, Bernard Tschumi

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Se grid is laid on top of a second grid made of lines and surfaces.

This page was last edited on 18 Novemberat An estimated 10 million people visit the park each year to take part in an array of cultural activities. I really enjoy your blog.

Great site, really good writing: The park acts as a connection between these exterior functions. Concerts are scheduled year round, hosting local and mainstream musicians.