Encore Heureux Architects built this temporary pavilion in Paris from 180 recycled wooden doors. It’s called a ‘circular pavilion’ and the name reflects the process of recycling. All building materials were taken from construction sites and cancelled orders. For instance, the facade is covered with 180 wooden doors that were taken from construction site, partitions are former exhibition walls and mineral wool for insulation was removed from a roof of supermarket. Also, 50 wooden chairs were collected from the landfill and then were fixed and painted. Architects say that with this experimental process, they wanted to show that access to new material deposits relies on new relationships with those in charge of demolishing and deconstructing buildings. Currently located near de l’Hôtel de Vill, the pavilion serves as a contemporary space for exhibitions, workshops and debates.
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