- The exhibition is designed by the famous French architect Dominique Perrault, with an artistic intervention by JR
- Starting from today till February 21st, the temporary exhibition presents the largest urban project in Europe managed by the Société du Grand Paris, and showcases the French savoir-faire in architecture, mobility, urban planning, engineering, and culture
DUBAI – The France Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai is delighted to announce its new temporary exhibition ‘Grand Paris Express’, an immersive exhibition that focuses on the largest urban project in Europe.
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The exhibition was inaugurated on January 19th, 2022, by Emmanuelle Wargon, French Minister Delegate for Housing, attached to the Minister for the Ecological Transition, in presence of Erik Linquier, Commissioner General for France at Expo 2020 Dubai, Rémi Babinet, Chairman of the Grand Paris Express Fund and Pierre-Emmanuel Becherand, Head of Architecture, Culture, Design and Creation at Société du Grand Paris. In addition, the exhibition is supported by two companies, Egis and Systra.
Designed by the architect Dominique Perrault, appointed General Commissioner at Société du Grand Paris, this exhibition is an immersive experience inside which a 360° movie retraces the story of this project of the century. All around the experience, Dominique Perrault has invited French artist, JR, to create an artwork that embodies and places inhabitants and future users at the heart of this project to transform the city.
‘Grand Paris Express’ exhibition is designed to take visitors on a journey to the world's major capitals for national and international events and is also intended to be a place for debate on large-scale urban transformations in the world's metropolises.
Grand Paris Express: a project of urban transformation and artistic creation
The Grand Paris Express, the future metro of Greater Paris, is the largest infrastructure and development project in Europe with 200 kilometers of network. This temporary exhibition introduces also how this major project also is a showcase of French savoir-faire in architecture, mobility, urban planning, engineering, and culture.
Dominique Perrault: an innovative approach of the city of tomorrow
For thirty years and through major achievements such as the Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BNF) in Paris or the EWHA underground university in Seoul, Korea, architect Dominique Perrault has shown his interest in underground architecture, which he calls the "Groundscape".
JR, an artistic look at the people of Greater Paris
Dominique Perrault invited French artist JR to intervene around the exhibition to embody the place of inhabitants and future users. This artistic intervention echoes the "Tandems" approach, that aims to associate an artist with an architect where the design becomes a permanent work of art in each of the future stations of the Grand Paris Express.
For more information: https://virtualexpo.francedubai2020.com
Founded in January 2018, COFREX (French Exhibition Company) is a publicly owned simplified joint-stock company. Its creation was a turning point for French involvement at international events for the general public, as it was the first time that an expert body had been put together in this area. Its aim is to prepare, organise and oversee France’s participation in universal and international Exhibitions.
COFREX’s creation is part of a sustainable, long-term project to use the experience of previous Expos in order to perfectly and cost-effectively organise France’s involvement at World Expos and other international exhibitions. Its role falls under the rationale of partnership between public and private operators working to boost France’s image and international appeal.
For more information: www.cofrex.fr
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