This exhibition, designed by
Dominique Perrault, presents for the first time in Germany and in Berlin his
most significant projects, particularly two public projects resulting from
international competitions: the velodrome and Olympic pool in Berlin and the
French National Library.
The exhibition is presented in the
form of a curiosity shop.
Two installations, one composed of
projection screens, the other composed of significant elements of the various
stages of the projects, are set up within enclosures and to be seen through a
range of half open doors. As a global vision is not possible,
the spectator, moving from one door to another, reconstructs the furtive,
partial visions of this juxtaposition of elements.
This kaleidoscopic view allows
confrontations between the projects, new comparisons between raw materials and
finished elements of construction.
This travelling exhibition was built
in the form of a kit, as an independent self-supporting structure, which is easily
assembled and demounted. Depending on the spaces envisaged for its set up, its
conception allows the use of all its elements or only a part of them, demanding
a minimum of adjustments.
Its content, independent of its
structure, may change according to the themes it deals with.