MARTIAL MARQUET, NICOLAS POLAERT
Andrea Ballesteros Beato, Carina Zabini, Gábor Tajnafői, Juan Ezcurra, Sára Weichinger, Sonya Falkovskaia, Vojtech Nemec
TYPE infrastructure/main square – public lighting/rotunda
The Mazzochio is a large installation combining space and light to create social interactions. Made of a large wooden trussed ring, it is inspired by Paolo Uccello’s geometrical drawings. It is a gathering point in the centre of the festival area. The light it provides draws a circular perimeter that emphasizes the structure’s shape while also creating a line made of lights as a symbolic entrance to the installation. It is a social zone, appearing in the darkness of the night, where one can come and enter into an exchange with others.
Martial Marquet, graduated in architecture in 2009 at Sci Arc -Los Angeles & Ecole Spéciale d'Architecture-Paris and received a post-grad in 2012 of product design at Ecole nationale supérieur de Création Industrielle-Paris. He is now a visiting professor at Ecole d'Architecture de Versailles and he is frequently guest critic and lecturer in several architecture and design school. After working for architecture and design firm like Bernard Tschumi, Didier Faustino, h2o Architectes or Studio Adeline Rispal, He started his own practice in 2014 and has built small scale projects in France and abroad like in Portugal, Lao DPR or Cuba.
Nicolas Polaert, graduated in architecture in 2010 at (Tokai university-Tokyo & Ecole Spéciale d'Architecture-Paris). Soon after graduation, in 2013, Nicolas experienced one year of woodworking as a carpenter journeyman. Nicolas worked for Hérault-Arnod Architecture and Thomas Raynaud / Building Building. He is now working as a project manager on internationals projects at Hugh Dutton Associés.
Both are founding members of the PZZL collective, a group of architects, artists and graphic designers working in the crossdisciplinary field between art installation, set and product design, and architecture.