Re-enchanting the world
Exhibition created by la Cité de l’architecture & du patrimoine, Paris
Re-enchanting the world is an exhibition-manifesto on the future of the inhabited world, designed with the prizewinning architects of the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture. As the years have gone by, these architects have created a research, experimentation, questioning stage, recognized in the worldwide debate on large-scale transitions – ecological, demographic or urban.
ARCHITECTURE AS A PROCESS OF TRANSFORMING THE REAL
A collective work, the Manifesto reveal the landscape of sustainable architecture in its “mental ecology,” that is, its singularity of thinking. It is set forth in six universal priorities, as challenges of rupture. This thinking is singular in that it fits each project into this “landscape in transition”, then launches processes to re-civilize, where it is built, the world.
ARCHITECTURE RE-ENCHANTED THROUGH KNOWLEDGE
The architects who want to re-enchant the world share a thirst for knowledge and experiences. They reopen the dialogue, in the name of ecology, with the world of thinking and science in their broadest spectrum. Some of them display, here, their laboratories for research and the reinvention of knowledge within Cabinets of science.
ARCHITECTURE AS A VISION OF THE HUMAN ESTABLISHMENT ON EARTH
It is characteristic of architects who do research that they need experimentation sites. Some of them, through an exceptional project or the desire to have a laboratory on a 1:1 scale, were able to build large and complex enough spaces to create a World fragment, as it could be.