Projet de transformation avec F. Guérant, R. Péricaud, J. Brouck (ex-Lamaa) pour le concours Young Architects Competitions : recyclage d’une ancienne usine de carton en école de l’écosophie et incubateur d’entreprises durables, à Marzabotto, Italie. Depuis une réhabilitation basée sur le respect de l’existant et le réemploi, le projet se veut être un lieu de rencontres conviviales pour les différentes populations du site.
Perspectives : Mathias Rollot.
Une école de l’écosophie
The School of Ecosophy propose a vision of ecology which is not only environnemental, but also social and mental (F. Guattari). By trying to understand the possible meeting between artificialities, eco-metabolisms and human existence, the School of Ecosophy aims at recycling our settlements, pratices and imaginaries about the ways to organize and move toward more nature-respectful human eco-territories. For this reason, its ecosophic approach keep in mind Ivan Illich’s remarks that « new models constantly renovate poverty » and stay very careful about nowadays technological must-have. Thus, by insisting on the richness of having a dynamic exchange between mutations and permanences, transformations and continuity, the School of Ecosophy tries to show, in its own building, how this kind of «dynamic exchange» might be stimulating, vivifying. It articulate low-tech re-use, traditionnal material and local ressources and skills with the up-to-date solar panels, or the brand new phosphorescent algae lamps. And, doing so, try to propose, in its own architecture, a few pragmatic directions to develop new symbiosis for the oekoumene. So that anything could be thrown away, « because there is no « away » » (K. Sale, The Bioregional Vision). By its own architecture, it argue that «the best waste is the one you don’t produce», and thus that «the best space is the one you don’t transform», and aims toward an strong eco-minimalism. Its philosophy is focused on saving energy, and considering embodied energy, rather than in producing and consuming energy. The very particular aesthetics that results from this «biolocal» philosophy is an architecture that deals with the existing, choose to respect it, and, as much as possible, to use it, rather than to transform it in to a useless antiquity that would need to be thrown away. Showing by this that the richness of the past is not only the Etruscan’s ruins, and that also our industrial past shall be considered and respected for what it is.