The Société du Grand Paris and Dominique Perrault present at the Pavillon France the temporary exhibition "Grand Paris Express", an immersive exhibition on the largest urban project in Europe, with an artistic intervention by JR, from January 21st to February 21st 2022.
Le Grand Paris Express
Designed by the architect Dominique Perrault, appointed general commissioner by the Société du Grand Paris, this exhibition takes the form of an immersive pavilion inside which a 360° film is shown retracing the adventure of this construction site of the century. All around the pavilion, Dominique Perrault has invited the artist JR to create an artwork that embodies the place of the inhabitants and future users at the heart of this project to transform the city.
This traveling exhibition of architecture and urban planning, designed to travel to the world's major capitals for national and international events, is also intended to be a place for debate on large-scale urban transformations in the world's metropolises, through, for example, a masterclass by Dominique Perrault.
" By offering an immersive and sensory journey into the Paris of tomorrow, this exhibition is also a showcase of French know-how in architecture, mobility, urban planning, engineering and culture. "
Le Grand Paris Express: a project of urban transformation
Société du Grand Paris is the public company created by France to manage the deployment and financing of the Grand Paris Express. It is responsible for building the infrastructure that makes up the network and acquiring the rolling stock that will run on it on behalf of Île-de-France Mobilités. The Grand Paris Express, the future metro of Greater Paris, is the largest infrastructure and development project in Europe. With 200 kilometers of network, the project involves the creation of four new lines around Paris, the extension of line 14, the construction of 68 stations and the development of new districts around these future urban centres.
Dominique Perrault: an innovative approach of the city of tomorrow
For thirty years and through major achievements such as the Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BNF) in Paris or the EWHA underground university in Seoul, Korea, architect Dominique Perrault has shown his interest in underground architecture, which he calls the "Groundscape". As a member of the Scientific Council of the Atelier International du Grand Paris since 2012, he works on the issue of resilience and adaptation of large metropolises to climate change.
JR, an artistic look at the people of Greater Paris
Dominique Perrault invited the artist JR, a native of Clichy-Montfermeil, to intervene around the exhibition to embody the place of the inhabitants and future users of the new metro. This artistic intervention echoes the "Tandems" approach, that aims to associate an artist with an architect for the design of a permanent work of art in each of the future stations of the Grand Paris Express. JR is working in tandem with architect Benedetta Tagliabue for the future Clichy-Montfermeil station of the Grand Paris Express.