Pavillon Martell de SelgasCano By Selgascano

The flexible and organic shape of pavilion.

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In June 2017, the Fondation d’entreprise Martell will inaugurate an in situ commission, an original protean structure created by Spanish architects SelgasCano, which will occupy the entirety of the vast paved courtyard in front of the Foundation until autumn 2018.

▼半透明的展厅,the translucent pavilion

该项目为西班牙建筑师José Selgas和Lucìa Cano在法国的第一个项目。该展馆由模块化的高科技材料组成,并将承办基金会的各项活动。自2017年夏季开始,基金会将邀请来自世界各地的优秀设计师来此参展,来访者也将有机会参加各种创意表演及体验活动。

The first project in France by the duo of José Selgas and Lucìa Cano, this exterior pavilion is comprised of modules constructed from hi-tech materials, which will house specific activities prefiguring the Foundation’s future schedule of events. From summer 2017, visitors will be able to enjoy creation and performance-based experiences with invited designers including Atelier W110 and 71bis, and artistic partners such as the Abbaye aux Dames.

▼灵活多变的展厅外貌,the flexible pavilion


True to their aesthetic of transparency and openness to the outside world, SelgasCano constructed the pavilion from a metal framework covered by a translucent material developed by French brand Onduline. Strong and watertight, the material is permeated by a soft, changing light which creates intriguing iridescent effects. The rainbow reflections thus created are ideally suited to the architects’ aesthetics. This large pavilion, composed of flexible and organic shapes, is in harmony with environment, the architects defending the idea that “nature must prevail over architecture”. The Pavilion also illustrates the transversality of technologies, uses and materials, which is a major focus for future projects developed by the Foundation.

▼有机的展馆外貌形,the organic shapes


Designed to host visitors and events, the Pavillon Martell de SelgasCano brings together a diverse programme centred on activities and themes that prefigure the Fondation d’entreprise Martell’s programming. Inflatable seats installed in the structure, attached by straps, will allow visitors to sit, lean, or stretch out in the context of workshops, concerts, presentations, conferences, markets, games, moments of relaxation, wanderings, etc. 

▼充气座椅带给来访者多样体验,the inflatable seats allow different experiences for visitors

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