The Embassy of France and CulturesFrance brought “Architecture = Sustainable”, an exhibition created by Le Pavillon de l’Arsenal, Paris to India.
It featured works of 30 renowned International architects like Thom Mayne, Jean Nouvel, Dominique Perrault, SANAA, will explore sustainable architectural devices and practices and discuss related issues with their Indian counterparts and city planners.
The project on till Jan 31 has been curated by Architect Jacques Ferrier with the support of LAFARGE, at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts in New Delhi.
In the exhibition "Architecture = Sustainable" architects convey their understanding of architecture with an aim to build sustainable buildings by showing projects which are currently ongoing in the Ile-de-France area (Paris region).
Exclusive film interviews and numerous models were used to explain the thirty projects, which were thought provoking and led to innovation with a hint to the future of cities and their buildings.
“To take environnemental issues into account is a fantastic way of renewing architecture. It is an opportunity to explore new technical and aesthetic means and to redefine the link with the city,” Jacques Ferrier, architect and exhibition curator, said.
Based on these thirty projects, the exhibition presented the current and future measures and solutions to be applied at various levels.
The seven criteria for analysis used in these projects were based on the eighty European examples, which were also presented in this exhibition. Urbanity, implementation, morphology, material and spatial concepts, systems and performance allow visitors to gain an understanding of environmental issues with a global outlook.
It set technical plans into an urban context which, in turn, takes the built up city as a starting point for new projects.