Péripheriques Archtiectes agency was invited to intervent on the Furstemberg square within the second edition of the Exposition of contemoirary art in Saint-Germain-des-Près/ Parcours/ Paris-Soho.
It is about a “plastic” intervention in order to “transform” the square in an attitude of “preservation”. PINK GHOST was implemented in a rose-coloured resin wraped around four trees and a street lamp up to 2m50 covering also the square's total surface.
While making the installation, we have cleverly slided under the resin twenty or so chairs and five coffee tables. This exterior urban place (the square) have then become an (interior) exterior lounge and was suddenly questioning the status of the public space in the city.
Once uninstalled in Paris, Pink Ghost was rebuilt in the french pavilion at the architectural biennale in Venise, as the memory of a square and it's new use.
- Architects: PERIPHERIQUES (Marin-Trottin / Jumeau)
- Collaborators: S. Raïssi, J. Pascual
- Program: urban furniture
- Site: Place Furstemberg, Paris, France
- Client: Comité Saint-Germain des Près
- Schedule: from Mai to June 2002