Организаторы предлагают конкурсантам представить, как может выглядеть «Павильон мира» в Париже. Здесь будут выставляться произведения искусства и архитектуры, символизирующие надежду и терпимость, такие важные понятия в эпоху постоянных военных и террористических конфликтов, политической и экономической нестабильности, климатических изменений. Предполагается, что это будет временное сооружение, где пройдет целый ряд тематических мероприятий и выставок.
The city of Paris is rightfully termed as 'the cultural capital of the world' because of its rich and diverse ethos and character. Paris has been the artistic epicentre of the world since renaissance, inspiring many artists, philosophers, writers and architects to innovate and break the shackles of resistance. The city was home to great revolutionaries like Picasso, Miro, Modigliani, Voltaire and Corbusier. But one of the most tolerant cities of the world was shook by recent terror attacks that sent shockwaves around the world.
The most serious problem of the 21st century besides climate change has been terrorism, aggression and wars in the name of religion, political mileage, energy resources and economic factors like money and drugs etc. Attacks and conflicts in Paris, Iraq, Syria, New York, Afghanistan, Mumbai, Ukraine, Madrid, Beirut, Nigeria, Bali etc. have changed and altered the political and cultural landscape in which architects and urbanists operate.
The aim of this competition is to design a 'Peace Pavilion' in Paris that would exhibit the virtues of hope and tolerance, translated through the language of art and architecture. The pavilion should be a free standing temporary structure that can host a variety of activities and exhibitions.
The pavilion should stimulate and educate people about the virtues of social and religious harmony.
The competition seeks the inclusion of art, in any form, pure or translated, within the pavilion.
The pavilion should of a temporary or semi-permanent nature that would constructed of durable and easy-to-maintain materials, and shall comply with building codes.
The pavilion should become an important landmark and reference point for the inhabitants and visitors of the city.
The participants are asked to design a pavilion in the Champ de Mars near the Eiffel Tower, in the area outlined by Avenue Joseph Bouvard and Avenue Charles Risler.