Architectural Competition – Concours d’Architecture [AC-CA] have announced a single stage cometition to design a Champagne Bar along the Paris river “Seine” and by the romantic “Pont des Arts”.
The competition hopes to achieve the following:
_Encourage and reward design excellence at a medium scale which integrates function, structure and details.
_Research and investigate the various combination possibilities to create a social space within the city.
_To generate the discussion of ideas regarding the relation between architecture and water.
_Encourage the employment of sustainable design in all aspects of the proposal.
Paris is the capital and most populous city of France. It is situated on the River Seine, in the north of the country. Within its administrative limits (the 20 arrondissements), the city had 2,234,105 inhabitants in 2009 while its metropolitan area is one of the largest population centres in Europe with more than 12 million inhabitants.
Champagne is a sparkling wine produced from grapes grown in the Champagne region of France following rules that demand secondary fermentation of the wine in the bottle to create carbonation. Champagne appellation law only allows grapes grown according to appellation rules in specifically designated plots within the appellation to be used in the production of Champagne.