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DVD-Book: Sustainable metamorphoses – Prospective game for a sustainable city project

Public price: 15,00 €


A co-publishing a.p.r.e.s éditions / Le Moniteur.


Catalog of the French Pavilion of the 2004 Venice International Architecture Biennale.
Curator: Françoise-Hélène Jourda


This work, composed of a book and a DVD bringing together all the films made by Gilles Coudert for the French Pavilion, reports on the creative process undertaken.

The theme of the 2004 Venice International Architecture Biennale is “Metamorph”. The exhibition at the French pavilion is called “Sustainable Metamorphoses”. It bears witness to the considerable transformations that our cities must undergo in order to meet the conditions for sustainable development, that is to say lasting and equitable.

Three teams of five architects and landscapers reflect prospectively on the evolution of a geographic area of ​​a city in 2014, 2034 and 2064. This book reports on the creative process undertaken.


Workshop 2014 participants: Philippe Madec, Valérie Vaudou, Olivier Brochet, Annie Tardivon, Sylvie Dugasse.
Workshop 2034 participants: Rudy Ricciotti, Jacques Ferrier, Isabel Hérault, Guerric Péré, Karine Herman.
Workshop 2064 participants: Marc Barani, Francis Soler, Pascal Rollet, Michel Bertreux, Jean-Christophe Quinton.


Interview with Thomas Herzog, Peter Cook, Massimiliano Fuksas, Hélène-Françoise Jourda, Philippe Madec, Rudy Ricciotti, Jacques Ferrier, Marc Barani, Francis Soler, etc.

Graphic design of the book: Integral Ruedi Baur & Associés
DVD design and production: Gilles Coudert


Prefaces by Robert Lion, president of the AFAA and by Ann-José Arlot, deputy director to the director of architecture and heritage.
Text « The issue of the exhibition: City and sustainable development » by Françoise-Hélène Jourda.
Biography of Françoise-Hélène Jourda
Interview with Thomas Herzog « Resources and balance management ».
Interview with Peter Cook « The utopias of the 1970s ».
Interview with Massimiliano Fuksas « A committed speech ».


Film “Métamorphoses durables” by Gilles Coudert (120 min. / 2004)

More informations

BOOK: French/English – 18 x 27 cm (hardcover) – 64 pages (color & b/w ill.) – ISBN 978-2-2811923-9-1

Video DVD: 120 minutes of program – Original version – French & English subtitles – Film © 2004 a.p.r.e.s production

September 2004


Project Collection

Annie Tardivon, Francis Soler, Françoise-Hélène jourda, Gilles Coudert, Guerric Péré, Isabel Hérault, Jacques Ferrier, Jean-Christophe Quinton, Karine Herman, Marc Barani, Massimiliano Fuksas, Michel Bertreux, Olivier Brochet, Pascal Rollet, Peter Cook, Philippe Madec, Rudy Ricciotti, Sylvie Dugasse, Thomas Herzog, Valérie Vaudou, Venice Biennale