◀︎  Beyond the walls

Grey Matter

Travelling exhibition programme

Created in 2015, the travelling version of the exhibition "Grey Matter" has been a great success and has already been presented in many places, travelling in France and abroad.

EXHIBITION "GREY MATTER - MATERIALS / RE-USE / ARCHITECTURE

Using “more grey matter” in order to use “less raw material” is one of the main concerns of this exhibition that calls in the collective intelligence to reconsider the material we use in our buildings.

75 projects prove the potential of reuse and the possible new lives that worn out materials from all areas of the construction industry can enjoy. In Brussels, second-hand bricks build today’s houses; in Massachusetts, freeway viaduct gantries give structure to a villa; in Saint-Denis, the cladding that has been turned down for a mall now covers the prestigious National Contemporary Academy of Circus Arts; in Madrid, yesterday’s tiles divide and transform an avant-garde cultural site; in Bali, hundreds of clerestory windows adorn a hotel; in Alabama, 72000 carpet slabs bear Lucy’s home; even the future headquarters of the European Council in Brussels attires itself in a frontage made of 3000 saved windows…
Re-use incredibly opens up the field of possibilities : prefabricated concrete, maritime piles, railway crossties, cable reels, plaster slabs meet daily waste to become foundation, siding materials, acoustical insulation, structure, frontage, etc. 

Information

Exhibition created by the Pavillon de l’Arsenal, 2015
Scientific curators : Encore Heureux, Julien Choppin & Nicola Delon, architects
Graphic design : Camping Design 
Illustration : Bonnefrite

Pavillon de l'Arsenal travelling exhibitions

Pavillon de l'Arsenal exports the urban know-how of the city of Paris and of French and Parisian architects through the presentation of travelling exhibitions. These exhibitions provide an opportunity for professionals of different nationalities to meet and strengthen links with cities and similar organisations in France and abroad.


PAST TRAVELLING EXHIBITIONS

2021
17/09 > 29/10 - CAUE Saone et Loire, Montceau-Les-Mines
01/09 > 31/09 - Syphon, Bienne
05/06 > 31/08 - Pôle Culturel Place Calonne, Sedan

2019
25/10 > 20/12 - Manufacture des Tabacs, Morlaix
19/10 - Grande Halle Octroi, Nancy
03/06 > 23/06 
- La Recycl', Lormes
03/05 > 26/05 - La Recyclerie, Premery
06/02 > 23/03 - Ancien hôpital, Besançon
05/02 > 07/02 - Anglet

2018
07/11 > 02/12 - Abatte Saint-Germain, Auxerre
03/10 > 28/10 - Toucy
10/09 > 23/09 - Marie de Boulogne-Billancourt
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- Maison de l'architecture de Champagne-Ardenne, Châlons-en-Champagne
22/05 > 04/06 - Berner Fachhochschule Fachbereich Architektur, Burgdorf, Suisse
29/03 > 08/07 - La condition Publique, Roubaix
09/01 > 03/02 - Centre d'interprétation de l'Architecture et du patrimoine, Oloron-Sainte-Marie

2017
novembre 2017 - Faculté d’architecture et d’urbanisme de l’université fédérale, Bahia
28/11 > 29/11 - architecte@work, Milan
06/10 > 30/11 - Pavillon de l’architecture, Pau
avril-mai - Médiathèque de Valence Romans
22/03 > 14/04 - École d’architecture, Clermont-Ferrand
19/03 > 09/04 - Tripôle, Yverdon-les-Bains (Suisse)
09/03 > 27/05 - Centre des Cultures de l’Habiter, Toulouse
29/03 > 30/03 - architecte@work, Barcelone
01/03 > 31/03 - Maison de l’architecture, Rennes
11/01 > 19/03 - Le Pavillon, Caen
25/01 > 26/01 - architecte@work, Londres
21/01 > 28/01 - Hall principal de l’EPFZ, Zürich

2016
01/12 > 02/12 - architecte@work, Nantes
15/11 > 15/12 - Alliance française de Villa Mercedes, Argentine
10/11 > 31/12 - Alliance française, Saint-Domingue
17/10 > 23/12 - Maison de l’architecture Poitou-Charentes, Poitiers
14/10 > 15/10 - Maison de l’architecture de Savoie, Chambéry
04/10 > 17/10 - Alliance française de Tucuman, Argentine
30/09 > 15/10 - Pôlau-Pôle des arts urbains, Saint Pierre-des-Corps
05/08 > 05/09 - Alliance française de Rosario, Argentine
07/06 > 27/09 - Maison de l’architecture Aquitaine, Bordeaux
15/04 > 18/05 - Alliance française de Bahia Blanca, Argentine
03/03 > 31/03 - École d’architecture, Rouen
22/03 > 28/05 - Maison de l’architecture, Lille
19/03 > 02/11 - Écomusée d’Alsace, Ungersheim
14/03 > 30/03 - Alliance française de La Plata, Argentine
29/02 > 29/04 - Lycée Schumann-Perret, Le Havre
26/01 > 12/02 - Forum d’architecture, EPFL, Lausanne

2015
12/11/2015 > 29/01/2016 - CAUE67, Strasbourg
15/11 > 15/12 - Alliance française, Pérou
12/11 > 20/12 - Maison de l’urbanité, Liège
15/10 > 12/12 - Forum d’urbanisme et d’architecture, Nice
14/10 > 15/10 - architecte@work, Marseille
25/09 > 27/09 - Village Alternatiba (ATTAC), Le Havre
14/09 > 16/09 - Hôtel de Ville, Paris
25/06 > 26/07 - Alliance française d’Accra, Ghana
06/2015 > 12/2016 - Alliance française de Buenos Aires, Argentine
30/05 > 06/06 - Alliance française de Chittagong, Bengladesh

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