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France - Paris - Parc de la Villette - Pavilion 02

From Wikpedia : "Probably the most iconic pieces of the park, the follies act as architectural representations of deconstruction. Thirty-five follies are placed on a grid and offer a distinct organization to the park. Architecturally, the follies are meant to act as points of reference that help visitors gain a sense of direction and navigate throughout the space. While the follies are meant to exist in a deconstructive vacuum without historical relation, many have found connections between the steel structures and the previous buildings that were part of the old industrial fabric of the area.

 

Today, the follies remain as cues to organization and direction for park visitors. Recently, some of the follies have been renovated to house restaurants, information centers, and other functions associated with the park’s needs that were not envisioned in the original design."

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Taken on September 18, 2010