Avant l'envol

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  • 2016
  • Nonemin
Avant l'envol

Avant l’envol explores the actual state of a selection of relevant modernist public buildings in the main Ivorian city. As an architectural tour as well as a tribute to the remarkable architectural achievements of the 60s and 70s and to – among others architects– the great Henri Chomette, a special attention is given to users and passersby, to their gestures and ways of informally appropriating the spaces for their needs. Monumentality appears here as a reminder of the ambitious and utopian vision of an era and architecture itself becomes a metaphor for power that eventually reveals a state of lasting status quo.

Avant l'envol