renault shipping container pavilion on l'ile seguin, paris
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dec 12, 2012
renault shipping container pavilion on l'ile seguin, paris


‘ile seguin pavilion’ by mahn architecture nancy
image © au coeur de l’ile seguin

 

 

the ile seguin island on the seine river was home to one of the first renault factories built in the 1920′s, and today hosts the welcoming pavilion designed
by mahn architecture nancy to provide visitors with information about the automotive manufacturer’s long and rich history. the structure is made of 15
colorful shipping containers of two different measurements, 12-meter long and 6-meter long units both measuring 2.9 meters high. the 300 square-foot
site is completely temporary with the possibility to be relocated or modified during future renovations of the island. a chronological illustration will display a
timeline of the site starting at the middle ages, accompanied by videos, images, documents, testimonies, interviews, items, and models depicting the
long process that resulted in the sustainable 21st century island it is today. the container structure is mostly lifted off the ground creating an open public
courtyard that features a car in a glass display.

 

 


front elevation
image © au coeur de l’ile seguin

 

 


central open-air courtyard
image © au coeur de l’ile seguin

 

 


stacked temporary crates and removable walkways allow the structure to be removed
image © au coeur de l’ile seguin

 

 


image © au coeur de l’ile seguin

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