Pavillons en bronze

Pavillons en bronze Genève2008

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Babl Rade 029 170331 160058
Babl Rade 036

L’as­sas­i­nat de Sisi sur la Rade.

For us the cru­el stab­bing of Sisi on the Rade of Gene­va in 1898, was dis­rep­utable and dolor­ous of course, but seen with touris­ti­cal eyes, high­ly roman­tic. This impor­tant moment in his­to­ry of the Rade inspired us to charge the pavil­lons with a mem­o­rable touch of nos­tal­ghia. The Rade is some­how an exten­sion on both side of the lake of the pic­turesque eng­lish gar­den edi­fied in the same peri­od as Sisi’s pas­sage. In our eyes the pavil­lons should trans­port this rela­tion­ship to time and space by it’s form and materialisation.

Bronze is a typ­i­cal pub­lic mate­r­i­al most­ly used for sculp­tures. The Rade is already full of it, sou­venirs of mon­u­men­tal moments in his­to­ry. We dis­cov­ered as well small infra­struc­tur­al wood­en con­struc­tions on old pho­tographs of the Rade. Those build­ings were all per­pen­dic­u­lar to the shore and were cov­ered with dou­ble pitched roofs. We took over the roman­tic lon­gi­tu­di­nal form and tried, with this very com­mon form, to lift the expres­sion by a mate­ri­al­i­sa­tion in bronze which make them more extrav­a­gant, more mon­u­men­tal. One pro­to­type for ice cream was con­struct­ed and cladded with prepati­nat­ed bronze sheets. Over 5 years dur­ing the sum­mer­time the pro­to­type was locat­ed on the rade. Dur­ing win­ter it served tem­porar­i­ly as well as a methadon spend­ing sta­tion for drug addicts in the sub­urbs of Geneva.


Babl Rade 014

L’im­plan­ta­tion des pavillons.

Rade Ge 4

Romu­lus & Remus / Gomu­lus & Genus. On se nourit sous la bronze..

Babl Rade 016

Le bronze, sub­stance publique..

Babl Rade 013

Sisi devant le pavillon.

Babl Rade 011

Même mod­ule,

dif­fer­ent tâches… 

Babl Rade 018
Babl Rade 035 170331 160623 1

Plan d’un pavil­lon de glaçe.

Babl Rade 038 170331 160658

coupe

Babl Rade 033

Détail en haut.

Babl Rade 032

Détail en bas. Le pavil­lon s’adapte au niveaux.

Babl Rade 001 170331 160828

La sous structure,

Babl Rade 006

est revêtue de laiton bronze.

Babl Rade 002

Le pati­nage,

Babl Rade 004

trem­pez exactement 

23 sec­on­des…

Rade Ge 3

Il arrive…

14 Rade Ge 02 Ausschnitt H
Babl Rade 030
Babl Rade 029 170331 160058
Babl Rade 036

For us the cru­el stab­bing of Sisi on the Rade of Gene­va in 1898, was dis­rep­utable and dolor­ous of course, but seen with touris­ti­cal eyes, high­ly roman­tic. This impor­tant moment in his­to­ry of the Rade inspired us to charge the pavil­lons with a mem­o­rable touch of nos­tal­ghia. The Rade is some­how an exten­sion on both side of the lake of the pic­turesque eng­lish gar­den edi­fied in the same peri­od as Sisi’s pas­sage. In our eyes the pavil­lons should trans­port this rela­tion­ship to time and space by it’s form and materialisation.

Bronze is a typ­i­cal pub­lic mate­r­i­al most­ly used for sculp­tures. The Rade is already full of it, sou­venirs of mon­u­men­tal moments in his­to­ry. We dis­cov­ered as well small infra­struc­tur­al wood­en con­struc­tions on old pho­tographs of the Rade. Those build­ings were all per­pen­dic­u­lar to the shore and were cov­ered with dou­ble pitched roofs. We took over the roman­tic lon­gi­tu­di­nal form and tried, with this very com­mon form, to lift the expres­sion by a mate­ri­al­i­sa­tion in bronze which make them more extrav­a­gant, more mon­u­men­tal. One pro­to­type for ice cream was con­struct­ed and cladded with prepati­nat­ed bronze sheets. Over 5 years dur­ing the sum­mer­time the pro­to­type was locat­ed on the rade. Dur­ing win­ter it served tem­porar­i­ly as well as a methadon spend­ing sta­tion for drug addicts in the sub­urbs of Geneva.


Babl Rade 014
Rade Ge 4
Babl Rade 016
Babl Rade 013
Babl Rade 011
Babl Rade 018
Babl Rade 035 170331 160623 1
Babl Rade 038 170331 160658
Babl Rade 033
Babl Rade 032
Babl Rade 001 170331 160828
Babl Rade 006
Babl Rade 002
Babl Rade 004
Rade Ge 3
14 Rade Ge 02 Ausschnitt H
Babl Rade 030