SEINE DESIGN : Fluctuart

The first floating exhibition venue, the Fluctuart is designed by SEINE DESIGN, a fluvial architectural firm, particularly at the origin of the Rosa Bonheur sur Seine or the Alain Ducasse boat-restaurant. Listed in the "Reinventing the Seine" program launched by the Paris City Hall, the project proposes a program of exhibitions of international street artists in a unique setting.

Street art on nearly 1 square meters ... floating on the Seine! This is indeed what the river architecture agency SEINE DESIGN offers, responsible for the design of the new Parisian cultural place Fluctuart. A nod to the motto of Paris accentuated by the atypical positioning of the exhibition space.

"Rich with its architectural, artistic and cultural heritage, the capital is transformed and evolves with its time through innovative projects. " Jean Louis Missika, deputy mayor of Paris in charge of urban planning, architecture and projects of Greater Paris


Opposite the Grand Palais and at the foot of the Pont des Invalides, this new kind of gallery unfolds on three levels, the first two hosting a permanent collection, temporary exhibitions and a springboard gallery open to young designers. On the upper deck, a restaurant with terrace is available to urban art enthusiasts.

For this achievement, the architects played the card of the port universe, recreating a rough steel dock with glass boxes on a regular rhythm. This frame is at the origin of the entire interior layout, ranging from the valorization of industrial materials and lighting to the frames of the works. Thanks to the omnipresence of the openings, visitors can enjoy exceptional views of the docks on the one hand and the river on the other.

Programming side, place at the Urban Films Festival until 27 October, the time that the new exhibition of the place, "Veni, Vidi, Vinci, the urban art face the genius" does not come to enchant the walls of Fluctuart. The set is accompanied by occasional events, such as the monthly intervention of an artist on the container located in front of the barge, invested by the French artist Madame until the end of the month.

Cast off the moorings, direction Fluctuart!

Project title : FLUCTUART, Center for Urban Art
City, Country: Paris (7e)
Owner: Private - Geraud Boursin, Nicolas Lasserre and Eric Philippon
Mastery of work : Seine Design - Gérard Ronzatti
Area : 850 sqm
Cost of works: 3.7 M €
Calendar : 2019 delivery

To learn more, visit the website of SEINE DESIGN

Photographs: Sergio Grazia

Zoe Térouinard

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