Bamboo « contemplation » exhibition pavilion, in Arles

As part of the Rencontres de la photographie 2018 (photography encounters) in the town of Arles, C&E ingénierie joined forces with the Colombian architect, Simon Velez, to design a pavilion with a bearing structure in bamboo. The structure is 68 metres long, 16 metres wide and 9 metres high and is made up of a [lire la suite].

Monumenta 2016 – Huang Yong Ping, at the Grand Palais, Paris

Empires, an installation by Huang Yong Ping, occupies the nave of the Grand Palais for the seventh “Monumenta” event in 2016. 305 containers of the type used to transport freight are superimposed in several rows under the glass ceiling. The highest row is 17.5 m high. These containers of different colours bear the logos of [lire la suite].

“La Passerelle enchantée” exhibition by Daniel Hourdé, on the Pont des Arts, in Paris

You cannot miss them standing on the Pont-Neuf bridge. Even through a downpouring of rain, large figures stand out on the 155m long Pont des Arts bridge. This is the enchanted footbridge staged by Daniel Hourde in 2016. The sculptures were installed in the week of 23 May, for inauguration on 25 May 2016. Being [lire la suite].

Installation of the work by Wim Delvoye under the Louvre pyramid in Paris

The Louvre considers itself to be a living museum, in tune with its time, and has been hosting contemporary artists for several years now. Already in 2008 it had opened its doors to the provocation of another Belgian artist, Jan Fabre, who presented disconcerting works in the middle of Flemish paintings. Wim Delvoye hesitated between [lire la suite].

Monumenta 2011 – anchoring for Anish Kapoor’s installation in the Grand Palais, Paris

For its fourth event in 2011, Monumenta invited the artist Anish Kapoor, to take over the 13,500 m2 of the Nave of the Grand Palais. The artist proposed installing an inflatable structure culminating at a height of 35 metres, continually under pressure in order to stabilise the geometry. The textile material is so fine that [lire la suite].

French Pavilion, at Expo 2010 Shanghai

A French garden in the centre and a square building on a water body. The 6,000 m² building is quadrangle-shaped and lies on a water body. The idea? “Evoke nature in the city” explained Jacques Ferrier. A garden is planted vertically in the centre of the pavilion. A 250-seat auditorium beside two haute cuisine restaurants [lire la suite].

Monumental sculpture by Olivier Strebelle, for the Peking Olympic games

Olivier Strebelle was in his lifetime a figurehead in Belgian modern and contemporary art. Active since the late forties, he created some Belgian (“Bayard Horse” in Namur, “Flight in Mind” at Zaventem Airport, “Phoenix 44” in Brussels, “Confluences” at the European Parliament, etc.) and international emblems (“Orchard Light” in Jeju in Korea, “The Abduction of [lire la suite].

French and European flags and bunting under the Arc de Triomphe for the French Presidency of the European Union, Paris

The Arc de Triomphe is a special venue in Paris. It is not easy to access and crossed on both sides by winds which can accelerate and blow in random directions at times. In this context there are numerous problems. How to hang up the flags without drilling any new holes and just using the [lire la suite].

Monumenta 2008 – Richard Serra, in the Grand Palais, Paris

Laid out asymmetrically along the central axis of the nave, seventeen-metres high, four-metres wide, and each weighing seventy-five tonnes, the steel plates nonetheless seem light in this 13,500 m² space. Visitors walk down the nave and around the five plates. With each step the work changes. Visitors never see all five plates simultaneously. Slightly inclined [lire la suite].

Dressing up the Obelisk for the opening of the Football World Cup in 1998, Paris

Ho, Moussa, Pablo and Romeo, four articulated giants, each weighing thirty tonnes, representing “the four major races of humanity”. For the world cup 98 opening ceremony in France, they converged at Place de la Concorde where a replica of the world cup had been built around the obelisk. This project was staged by Jean-Pascal Levy-Trumet. [lire la suite].