Archi«20 Competition Proposal / CLP Architectes

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The proposed pavilion, designed by CLP Arquitectos, for the Archi<20 competition, consisted of 20 m2 of floor space to be constructed in a protected natural area in , Alsace. With a limited budget of 7000 Euros, the commission allowed them to seek for a precise and careful architecture. More images and architects’ description after the break.

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Our first intention was to create a building that could offer an experience of varied possibilities, using the least materials and formal resources. This intention is translated into a structural system that performs various tasks: the possibility of light, shadow, ventilation and also to provide temporal storage space.

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Our second intention was to conceive an architecture that could enhance and diversify the relationship between the visitor of the pavilion and the surrounding environment. The pavilion, then, performs as a medium that is both reduced and enhanced into an optical device. In an economic sense, the structure permits an open-plan interior, similar to a theatre stage: The interior space is reconstructed again and again with each visitor.

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Seen from the exterior, the pavilion tends to disappear: in the ambiguous nature of its formal limits, a seemingly ordinary object is revealed as a complex interplay of light, images, people and objects. The visitor is invited to reflect on this experience.

Architects: CLP Architectes
Location: Muttersholtz, Alsace,
Client: Archi<20
Type: Cultural
Size: 18 sqm


Cite: Furuto, Alison. "Archi«20 Competition Proposal / CLP Architectes" 17 Feb 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 25 May 2015. <>
  • Antje Pasinga

    I like the fact that the pavilion tends to disappear ;D nice

  • cc

    gran trabajo.

  • Seven Seven

    The building design is very special, but also very beautiful

  • Arc bamidele

    I’m interested