ATELIERS PIERRE LAFON

Architecture - Landscape - Civil engineering

2.0
Entrée de Paysage
Landscape Entrance
Date: 
1990
Site: 
Guingamp, Kernilien / France
48°33'56,33" N - 3°12'20,00" O
Client: 

DDE (22) 

Team: 

Marion Faunières: Architecte co-concepteur

Après les entrées de ville il y a les entrées de paysage, comme Ouessant n’est pas la fin des terres, mais la fin de l’Atlantique. L’entrée de paysage en direction de la côte de granit rose, n’est pas seulement le contact avec une manifestation remarquable du paysage, mais aussi, le contact avec les recherches en matière de télécommunications et de fibres optiques élaborées à Lannion. Nous nous rappelons alors que la fibre optique faite de verre est une manifestation infime de la matière que nous confrontons ici aux plus gros blocs de granit transportables. Cet espace est ainsi une méditation sur les matières en devenir et perçues à toutes les échelles de leur manifestation. Les plus gros blocs sombrent doucement dans la terre, les plus légers se déplacent horizontalement au gré des manifestations et accidents du carrefour.

Architecture d’Aujourd’hui n° 275, Lumière de l’échange

Charles-Arthur Boyer, Juin 1991

« By their treatment of motorway interchange, the Rennes-based architects […] stand out as the most surprising revelation of Provinces exhibition, staged by the Institut français d’Architecture. Exterior/day : Kernilien, on the outskirts of the town of Guingamp, The RN.12 crosses the landscape, a roundabout traces a perfect circle 70 m in diameter. Two parallel lines of rough cut pink granite run from the road into the circle ; one peters out in successive patches of grass and chips of grey-blue gneiss ; the other, which is thicker, breaks up farther in a stretch of sand striped with regular lines marking curves of levels, a little too geometrically, a channel scored into the blocks is filled with sringy shiny white fibre glass. At one end, beside the RN 12, the fibre is woven and rises up in a leaning attitude, a loose mat six metres long. Facing this configuration, a second line runs in a diametrically opposed direction, from the edge of the circle to its center. A few zigzags of polished blue granite are broken by straight line of fibre glass, which is not contained this time but naked and fragile, laid out on the sand. Nonetheless, the fibre glass line stops short just before the centre of the circle, and rises up in a second mast. Impression-night  : the landscape is black, the ground dark, the ribbons of optical fibre look like streams of sparkling water falling from mast-tops to the ground to break up in successive lines. The pink granite takes on the hues of rocks in fusion. This nocturnal vision redefines the project : the luminous fibre glass looks like a natural clement. And what might be only a surface brings depth. By day the site is a nature-sculpture ; by night it is telluric, and irrigated by vital energies. »