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The exhibition “Buildings for Automobiles – History and Transformations” describes and envisions possible changes to these structures. Although individually each one represents an opportunity for redevelopment, taken as a whole, their number and location suggest a reuse of their existing structure to avoid their demolition. Conceived by the architects of the firm DATA with the historian Paul Smith, the engineer Raphaël Ménard, and the photographer Antoine Espinasseau, the exhibition explores in 4 sequences the potential of these buildings, whose characteristics (a rational structural system and a simplicity of operation) reveal them to be a kind of “capable skeleton” that we may be able to reprogram with new uses in the not too distant future, so that we continue to build our city not over itself, by replacing or by destroying it, but rather through itself, by transforming what is already there.