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Dominique Perrault is member of the scientific council of the International Workshop on Greater Paris (AIGP or “Atelier International du Grand Paris”) since 2012. As representative of a multidisciplinary team – which consists among others of the urban planner and architect Brigitte Loye Deroubaix, the philosopher Frédéric Migayrou, the urban planner Jean-Louis Subileau, the mathematician Henri Berestycki, the filmmaker Richard Copans, and several architects and urban planners from DPA – he ensures the link between the scientific council of the AIGP and this laboratory of applied ideas.
Dominique Perrault, together with the other fourteen teams of the scientific council, has presented a first reflection on “Living in Greater Paris” at the Théâtre de la Cité Internationale Universitaire on March 22, and at a press conference at the Atelier International du Grand Paris situated at the Palais de Tokyo on April 19. The proposed device of the “Hotel Metropole” is the result of various reflections on the metropolis: the acknowledgment that the metropolis is not the city, the analysis and formalization of new ways of living, the “tensioning” of the existing and the ambition to elaborate a tool that can accompany the metropolitan fact with both urgency and precaution. In terms of resources the “Hotel Metropole” is a minimalist scheme that installs itself on available ground, which may be awaiting its transformation, allowing to test the potential of its fabric and trying to infiltrate urbanity with a certain smoothness rather than imposing a priori a predefined urban model.