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1 / 6 detail 細部展示

memoryscape | 記憶景觀

Year | 年份: 2013
Location | 地點: Montpellier, France | 法國,蒙彼利埃
Status | 狀態: completed | 建成

Type | 類型: installation | 裝置
Program | 功能: exhibition | 展覽
Size | 規模: 20 sqm | 20 平米

Team | 團隊: Chen Chen (陳忱)
Collaboration with | 合作人: Ren Tian (任天), Xu Ke (徐軻)

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2 / 6 plans and elevation 平面及立面

Every year the Festival des Architectures Vives organizes the construction of several installations in the courtyards of historical buildings that are opened for the occasion to the public. The 2013 festival focused on the theme of “memory” and our design aimed to produce a space inspired by miniature oriental gardens that could interact with the personal and collective memories of the visitors.

Festival des Architectures Vives是法國南部城市Montpellier一年一度的建筑藝術展。每年這個展覽都會邀請世界各地的10組建筑師或藝術家為10個17世紀的老城內院做裝置設計。

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3 / 6 construction details 施工細部

An array of aluminum beams created an artificial landscape that echoes the typical lavender fields of South France.
The tectonic details were designed to avoid the use of any welding so that the installation could be assembled or disassembled within 3 hours.


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4 / 6 landscape awaiting the interaction with the visitors 完成的記憶景觀

Hundreds of aluminum trees were cut out from the beams to lighten the structure and were etched with the seven main emotions of Chinese philosophy. People of all ages were invited to pick up a tree, write their memories or wishes on it and “plant” it back onto the landscape, following an index of historical dates on the base.


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5 / 6 general view of the aluminum structure 鋁結構總覽

The public understood the rules of the installation naturally and became the active element of the performance. Writing and planting became a ritual of liberation, where wishes could find their physical materialization in the plants and sadness could be absorbed by the ground, revealing the implicit potential of our design. At the end of the week, all the 1200 trees were written and planted, saturating the whole landscape of memories.


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6 / 6 visitors planting trees 游客種植記憶之樹