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" BLUR ", La Baïse, 1997
Realisation of Tourism design on a bank of a wild river, first step production of a prototype on 5000 m2 in 1997, the site of Vianne, on the river " la Baïse ".
Command following a competition.
Architect: NewT-R&Sie(n)… Paris
(name of the agency at this time : Roche, DSV & Sie)
Creative team and associates partner : François Roche, Stephanie Lavaux, Gilles Desévédavy


First step of the construction of a tourist facility on the banks of a wilderness river: production of a prototype on a 2 000 Sq m site in Vianne, on the Baïse. Commission awarded by competition.


1) Construction of a plastic roof like a jellyfish floating in the trees.

2) Waiting for the river to rise.

3) Using this structure to filter out pollution from the water and make the failure of city planning visible (the farmers are waiting for the rising up of the water to bring away the plastic bags from agriculture products they let intentionally on the riverbank).