Parc de la Villette

The park was designed by Bernard Tschumi, a French architect of Swiss origin, who built it from 1984 to 1987 in partnership with Colin Fournier, on the site of the huge Parisian abattoirs (slaughterhouses) and the national wholesale meat market, as part of an urban redevelopment project. The slaughterhouses, built in 1867 on the instructions of Napoléon III, had been cleared away and relocated in 1974. Tschumi won a major design competition in 1982–83 for the park, and he sought the opinions of the deconstructionist philosopher Jacques Derrida in the preparation of his design proposal.

Since the creation of the park, museums, concert halls, and theatres have been designed by several noted contemporary architects, including Christian de Portzamparc, Adrien Fainsilber, Philippe Chaix, Jean-Paul Morel, Gérard Chamayou, on to Mr. Tschumi.



내 나이 20대 시절 센세이션을 일으켰던 장소로 기억합니다. 각종 관련 잡지와 서적에 단골 아니 주인공으로 등장했던 공원.

장소에 얽힌 이야기도 재미있고 한 시간을 넘게 공원을 걷고 있자니 그 안에 이야기도 재미있었습니다. 

– 2007. 01. 27. Paris.

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