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Permanent work of art

FACADES OF THE PERRET BUILDINGS - RUE DE PARIS AND SOUTH SEAFRONT, TOUR N42
SINCE 29th JUNE 2019

The first encounter between Le Havre and Stephan Balkenhol occurred during the 2019 edition of Un Été Au Havre. As he discovered the architecture of the city reconstructed by Auguste Perret, the artist had fun « housing » new inhabitants on the facades of several buildings.

By doing this, he reveals a specific feature of these buildings, and highlights a then innovative construction process : the use of prefabricated elements. Some of the prefabricated facades included window frames set at regular intervals. Depending on the interior layout of each apartment, some of these frames remained sealed. These unoccupied spaces inspired Stephan Balkenhol to imagine characters who could stand among the actual inhabitants of the buildings, when showing up through their windows.

The glances, various postures, and colourful outfits of these larger-than-life men and women, make up for an interesting gallery of quiet, enigmatic, and emerging characters.

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Permanent work of art

Apparitions

A GALLERY OF CHARACTERS ON THE FACADES OF THE PERRET BUILDINGS

FACADES OF THE PERRET BUILDINGS - RUE DE PARIS AND SOUTH SEAFRONT, TOUR N42
SINCE 29th JUNE 2019
Venue

FACADES OF THE PERRET BUILDINGS - RUE DE PARIS AND SOUTH SEAFRONT, TOUR N42
Rue de Paris
Le Havre

ACCESSIBILITY

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OPENING HOURS

Accessible 24/7

PRICE

Free access

Discovery tour

Étape 19 du Parcours Historique

CULTURAL MEDIATION

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How to get here
Bus routes 2 & 4 (Museum or Cathédrale)
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