The “Pavillon Spéciale” was an annual international architectural series that gave both young emerging and experimental architects the opportunity to build a temporary installation in the heart of Paris.
Conceived and curated by Matteo Cainer in 2010 it ran until 2013. The first pavilion was constructed by 1st year students from Matteo Cainer’s studio. The project was called ‘Columnae’ and was constructed over 3 weeks in December 2010. The second and third where respectively conceived by Spanish firm Cloud 9 and California based Balls Nouges Studio, and built together with 3rd year students from ESA
The series was an ongoing program of temporary structures by emerging and international architects in the garden of the Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris. The series was unique worldwide because it not only presents the work of an experimental architect or design team, but it was an on-site 3 month collaboration with a team of students from the Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture so as to complete the design and construct the pavilion itself.