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The seventh annual Festival des Architectures Vives, France

The seventh annual Festival des Architectures Vives was deemed a great success with more than 9,000 visitors attending this time round. This year the festival took place from June 13 to 17, 2012, in Montpellier, France.

Eleven teams were in competition this year—and the Jury Prize was awarded to installation, “Ne dérangez pas mes cerlces” (Do Not Disturb My Circles), by Julie Biron, a Berlin-based architect. The installation, ‘Première Neige’ (First Snow), by the university Laval in Quebec attracted the attention of the jury and received a special mention. In addition, the public voted for the Shalumo team, who came from of Bordeaux with their installation “ByeByeBalloon”.

Next year the contemporary French architecture festival has been organised to commence on June 12 and will run for 5 days.

For more information visit: www.festivaldesarchitecturesvives.com

Images courtesy of festivaldesarchitecturesvives.com

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Assif is a luxury travel and design aficionado currently working as a BBC content producer. He holds an MA in journalism from the University of Leeds. He is partial to tea and cake - Yorkshire Tea Gold Blend please. His favourite trips include island hopping in the Seychelles, a mountain escape in Kashmir and getting lost in Hong Kong.

Assif is the current editor of Adelto Magazine. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @journolista.

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September 1, 2012 | Design Fairs | View comments

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