'Vive Architecture Festival 2022' which was well received by approximately 10,000 visitors
The purpose of the Festival des Architectures Vives is to raise public awareness of the broad field of architecture. It strives not only to highlight the work of a young generation of architects, landscape architects, urban planners, but also to discover unexpected urban territories.
Some installations allow interaction with the public. Without leaving physical traces, the FAV seeks to mark the spirits, to initiate a global reflection on architecture and its development in an existing urban context as well as to create a dialogue between contemporary creation and heritage. Mediators, students at the Montpellier School of Architecture are present at each location and allow visitors to better appreciate the course. The event is free, testifying to this desire to be open to as many people as possible.
FAV 2022 teams
The teams that create the ephemeral installations are selected after a call for applications launched in September. They come from France and abroad.
About Festival des Architectures Vives
The Festival des Architectures Vives is a public architectural exhibition. Visitors can discover or rediscover the historical landmarks of the city of Montpellier since 2006. The event invites visitors to interact with the rich heritage by offering installations scattered around the city. In Montpellier, it takes place in the historic town and offers a path connecting mansions and courtyards, mostly private, that are usually not accessible to visitors. The FAV is organized by Elodie Nourrigat and Jacques Brion, architects in Montpellier.