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

renault shipping container pavilion on l'ile seguin, paris

‘ile seguin pavilion’ by mahn architecture nancyimage © 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 designedby 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 elevationimage © au coeur de l’ile seguin



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



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



image © au coeur de l’ile seguin

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