COLUMNAE

ESA - Paris, France | 650 m2
Temporary Pavilion (Design Studio)
Built project

Project Information

Columnae was a micro installation, built by students, in the garden of the École Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris. Students were asked to design and build a temporary pavilion that would provide an engaging urban landscape and recreational area all winter long. The driving concept for Columnae was the conceptual reinterpretation of the three columns present in the garden: from solid iconic functional element to light temporary pavilion. The Pavilion was inaugurated in the garden of the school on 21 December 2010 and was visible to the public until March 2011.

The objective of the studio was not only that of teaching the process and construction of an architectural concept and idea but also to create an innovative educational programme that would establish a pedagogic bridge between the architectural profession and academia. It therefore became not only a feature on the city’s cultural agenda but also a destination for visitors.


Name: Columnae
Architect: Studio professor, management and construction
Location: École Spéciale d’Architecture Garden, Paris, France
Programme: Temporary Pavilion (1st year Design Studio)
Project Size: Garden 650 m2
Assistant: Constantinos Caropoulos-Alefantis, Edouard Molinari

ESA - Paris, France | 650 m2
Temporary Pavilion (Design Studio)
Built project

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