In 2015, Saint-Gobain is celebrating its 350th anniversary on Place de la Concorde in Paris.
To celebrate, the French company provides the general public with a sensory and artistic temporary experience in four of the world’s great cities. It therefore designed four pavilions, called “Future Sensations”: Listen, Create, Color and Look.
Four pavilions, echoing the tradition of the great industrial exhibitions in which the Group has participated since the 19th century, showcase the Company’s ability to innovate and its exceptional expertise in materials, especially building materials. A true PR event for the company but also a true journey for the visitors, as well as the locals.
A carousel of glass and a spiral staircase
The Listen pavilion evokes the Group’s acoustic performance materials. This “padded” cube is perfectly sound-insulated and provides a true voyage between complete silence and the sounds of a bustling city. This pavilion’s external façades change color after nightfall.
The Create pavilion is an ode to audacity. Its spiral staircase is an architectural feat. By night, its sharp edges are outlined with LEDs blurring the structure so it seems to climb into infinity.
The Color pavilion is a carousel of glass. It is a kaleidoscope that colors its environment. It is also an interplay between the glazing of yesterday and that of today: Saint-Gobain’s glassmaking expertise in all its infinite forms.
The Look pavilion is a tribute to Saint-Gobain’s time-honored tradition of glassmaking. It is composed of LED-embedded mirrors and changes aspect. By day, its façade reacts to the changing skies above. By night, it becomes a perpetually changing cube of light. Once inside, the visitor almost feels suspended in space and time, traveling through the history of Saint-Gobain.
When? From October 15th until October 31st, 2015. The pavillons are open to the general public free-of-charge every day from 10:00am to 6pm (Saturdays until 10pm / Sundays until 8pm).
Where? Place de la Concorde
Metro: Concorde (Lines 1, 8, 12, 14)