Architects are sometimes accused of being more at home in a world of abstraction than in the here-and-now.
Nonsense! A team from St Etienne’s architecture school disproved this vile calumny with a wonderful project called Soupe de Ville (City Soup).
Having first done a beautiful job documenting sites around the city where food could potentially be grown….
…the team built a planting bed on formerly-industrial land not far from the biennial site…
When the crop was in, Soupe de Ville staged servings at various points around the city….
…in their custom-made Baravan…
…before makinge a triumphant guest appearance in City Eco Lab
There’s piles more material at the Soupe de Ville site.