“Une architecture de l’engagement: L’AUA (1960-1985)” architecture and commitment at Paris

The works displayed show the diversity of the Atelier, and their impact on urban landscape. Models, drawings, photographs, films, publications, furniture, samples, prototypes and documents evoke the trajectory and the lives its members inside and beyond the walls of the AUA.

 

AUA, Atelier d'urbanisme et d'architecture, Bagnolet, 1968. La salle de dessin. Annie Tribel au premier plan et Jean Perrottet en arrière plan © Fonds Fabre Perrottet. SIAF

AUA, Atelier d’urbanisme et d’architecture, Bagnolet, 1968. La salle de dessin. Annie Tribel au premier plan et Jean Perrottet en arrière plan © Fonds Fabre Perrottet. SIAF

 

Shortly after the death of Le Corbusier, fifty years ago, the Circle of Architectural Studies awarded its price to three teams: the Atelier de Montrouge, the group of Salier Courtois, Lajus, Sadirac and Atelier d’urbanisme et d’architecture (AUA). The latter is particularly distinguished by its multidisciplinary nature, for it was the first to join architects, decorators, engineers, urban planners and sociologists around a common project, while maintaining a close relationship with politics and culture.

Through both a theme-based and chronological journey, the multifaceted work of the Atelier AUA is presented with models, drawings, photographs, publications, films and full-scale objects, elements from the buildings and furniture. (more…)