Heritage: Floating points – the atelier
The aim of the atelier was to reflect on the public and the domestic, on interior spaces and their potential qualities and meanings, by imagining new programs, in order to transform private space to public space.
La Tourelle – the project
The tower has a very small footprint and a shape that is unconventional. It is built on a sloping ground and reaches 10 meters in height, it is completely covered with ivy and appears for the first time in the census in 1862.
At the foot of this tower, we can find an old protected and classified French garden. It is not visible from the main road, nor from the pedestrian road or the tower. In fact, the tower has no opening facing the garden.
The project explores the limits between art and architecture, taking the tower from being a building into becoming a sculpture. The visitor will be invited to take a stroll in the tower, departing from the top (entrance by a footbridge from the main road) and arriving in the French garden. With the aim to conserve the aura of the tower, there will be used a minimum of new materials. To enhance the beauty of the existing and of the 40 years old ivy living on the tower, the troll will take place inside and outside the tower. With the aim to conserve the aura of the tower, there will be used a minimum of new materials.