Dominique Perrault will participate to Mexico City's annual architecture festival for the second time via both a meeting and an exhibition dedicated to the project "Mission Ile de la Cité".From March 9th to March 12th, 2019, Mextrópoli, the festival of architecture invites architects and city planners to participate to a moment of exchange, experimentation and sharing of their knowledge on the making of the city.
The festival is punctuated by several events: workshops, meetings, film screenings, and more than 20 installations in public areas. Mextrópoli gathers major figures in the fields of urbanism, public policy or achitecture but also brings the latter together with citizens such as students, associations, local city planners and architects by putting Mexico capital town at the forefront of engaged endeavours for the creation of interactional spaces able to foster the spread of an urban culture.
For its 6th edition, Mextrópoli invites international speakers to have a look at one of the widest world metropolis. Amongst the participants:
The Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena, laureate of the Pritzker Prize 2016;
The French architect and urban planner Dominique Perrault;
David Chipperfield, who has notably completed the Jumex Museum of Mexico;
The Mexican columnist Juan Villoro;
The fashion designer Carla Fernandez;
The former mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa;
In addition to the meetings, Mextrópoli will likewise present seven exhibitions on architecture in different areas of the city.
The city museum will inaugurate the exhibitions of the architects David Chipperfield, Dominique Perrault, as well as a photography exhibition "Miradas Latinoamericanas".
The young Mexican company MMX will be showed at the museum Franz Mayer.
The art gallery El Rule will house some projects of Joao Carrillo da Graça, at the head of the historical records of the building of Oaxaca.
The secondary school of San Ildefonso will open up to the Mexican architect Manuel Cervantes.
Saturday, March 9th 2019
Exhibition - Opening - The heart of Paris - Ile de la Cité 2040
On December 2015, the French President François Hollande had given to Philippe Bélaval, at the head of the Centre des Monuments Nationaux (CMN), and to Dominique Perrault, architect and member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts, a mission focused on the study and the future development of the "Ile de la Cité" for 2040. The latter resulted in 35 proposals approaching the urban, cultural, touristic and environmental stakes which the "Ile de la Cité" must take into account to become again the heart and soul of Paris.
The exhibiition "The heart of Paris - Ile de la Cité 2040" depicts this project and offers a new look on the potentialities and abilities for patrimonial sites to transform themselves. Visitors will be submerged via maps, screenings, in this global architectural, political and economic reflexion on the future of Paris.
An exhibition realised thanks to the support of the French and Saint-Gobain embassy - Exhibition open until April 7th 2019.
Monday, March 11th 2019 - 1:40pm
Meeting - "Groundscape stories - Paris Ile de la Cité"
Teatro Metropolitan, Mexico
Dominique Perrault will present, within a cycle of meetings proposed in the setting of the prestigious Teatro Metropolitan of Mexico, a lecture entitled "Groundscape stories - Paris Ile de la Cité". It will enlightened the paths developed for the transformation of the heart of Paris in consideration of the searches undertaken by Dominique Perrault on a Groundscape architecture rooted both on the ground and on the underground of the city.