Commissioned by
  • Pavillon de l’Arsenal
  • Encore Heureux
  • Tribu
  • Bonnefrite
  • Camping Design

The circular pavilion has all the right angles. This small, unique building is not round – it takes its name from the construction process used in its creation, which followed the principles of the circular economy. 

Set up on the square in front of Paris city hall during COP 21, the pavilion is an architectural experiment on the reuse of construction materials. The façade was built from 180 oak doors recovered from the renovation of a subsidised housing complex in the 19th arrondissement of Paris. The rockwool used as interior insulation had been disposed of during work on the roof of a supermarket. The frame was built from wood left over from the construction of a retirement home. The flooring and walls were made from exhibition panels, and the duckboard outdoor patio came from the Paris-Plage urban beach event. To furnish the pavilion, 50 wooden chairs were collected from Paris landfills, repaired and repainted, and the pendant lights are from the public lighting stock.

Non recherche-action plateforme socialdesign
Cadre budgétaire
  • Undisclosed budget
Project duration
  • 2015
  • Paris, France