Festival of Lively Architecture

From 18 - 21 June, 2009 Montpellier will host a free architecture festival to give access to hidden and forgotten parts of the city and showcase new talent.

The Festival des Architecture Vives 2009 will allow access to hidden and forgotten parts of the city via a public walk that will link up the usually private courtyards of the mansions in the city centre. During the festival these courtyards will become sites for teams of young architects from across the world to create 11 contemporary site-specific interventions that relate to their historic settings.

This year’s theme for festival is Short-lived Curiosities. The spaces in these private courtyards, normally hidden behind doors and objects of curiosity, will be revealed to the public for four days.

Address: Various locations, city centre, Montpellier, France
Opening hours: 9am to 7pm, 18 - 21 June 2009
Access: Free public event
Tel: 0033 467 925 117
Web: 4th Festival of Lively Architecture

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