, Building For Uncertainties

Masterclass and conference - Living with rising water

In the wake of a rising global interest for resilient cities and water management issues related to human habitat, and building on “Jean Prouvé, the better days” exhibition, Atelier LUMA initiates a masterclass on floodproof demountable architecture and self construction.

The masterclass will investigate this global concern on a local level in a 6-day Masterclass directed by architects Kunlé Adeyemi and Berend Strijland with designer Paolo Cascone. Under their supervision, 40 international students from different schools around the Mediterranean will work at Parc des Ateliers, Arles and on-site in the region on design solutions to inhabit flood-prone areas and adaptability to flood risks.

The Masterclass outcomes will be presented in an exhibition during LUMA Days 2018 focused on Hospitality. Those outcomes will be assessed by the best international water and territory specialists and architects of innovative constructions together with local experts in the kick-off public conference of LUMA Days.

Following the masterclass exploration Atelier Luma is bringing international water specialists and architects of innovative constructions together with local experts in a public conference during Luma days.

Camargue delta is deeply concerned with water issues. Too much water and not enough! Before we all run to the Alpilles let’s imagine potential design solutions.


Friday 23.03 / Introduction

  • Introduction to the Masterclass
  • Prouvé Exhibition visit
  • School pitches about their preparatory work
  • Expert sessions (5 to 7 experts)

Saturday 24.03 / Field trip and ideation

  • Off-site visits in Arles and the Camargue
  • Brainstorming Ideation session
  • Expert sessions

Sunday 25 to Tuesday 27.03 / Pure building

  • Pure building (models / small prototypes)
  • Expert sessions

Wednesday 28.03 / Project Presentation

  • Presentation . Tutors : Kunle Adéyémi, Berend Strijland & Paolo Cascone


14 mai. Conference publique

14 au 19 mai. Exposition


14th of May / 5.00 p.m - 7.00 p.m

Participating schools

ENSA École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture, Montpellier / France ENSA École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture, Marseille / France MEF University Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture, Istanbul / Turkey Academy of Fine Arts, Vienne / Austria African Fabbers School, Douala / Cameroon

Masterclass tutors

Kunlé Adeyemi, NLÉ architecture Berend Strijland, NLÉ architecture Paolo Cascone, CoDesign Lab

Involved experts Association des quartiers Olga et Carteau - Najette Behlmedi (Muséon Arlaten) - Didier Bertrand - Serge Binotto - Frédéric Bon - Sophie Deruaz (CAUE13) - Thierry Durousseau (CAUE13) - Jean-Paul Gay (ville de Port-Saint-Louis du Rhône) - Jean Jalbert (Tour du Valat) - Aline Martin (Ville d’Arles) - Alain Montagnier (ACCM) - Laurence Nicolas - Dominique Noël (Ilotopie) -Silvain Ohl - OOZE architects (Eva Pfannes&Sylvain Hartenberg) - Madhia Rouah - Estelle Rouquette (PNRC) - Aurélie Samson (Muséon Arlaten) - Bruno Schnebelin (Ilotopie) - Ghislaine Vallée (Muséon Arlaten) - Ghislaine Verrhiest-Leblanc (DREAL) - Julie Walker (PNRC) - Lucas Wegwerth – Elke Krasny (Academy of Fine Arts Vienne) – Sevince Bayrak & Oral Göktas (MEF University Istanbul), Kristell Filotico (ENSA Marseille), Marion Moustey (ENSA Montpellier)