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Slow Burn in France

Fire cistern and forest shelter

Slow Burn proposes a structure that can be put to use when combatting forest fires in the region of Collobrières and translate a complex set of ideas into a pristine architectural artifact.

Part water tank to extinguish fires and part shelter for hikers, the structure is additionally conceived as a monument to the Algerian volunteers who supported the French army during the Algerian War and were thereafter repatriated to serve as firemen in France.

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The Firebreak Garden
Next Generation prizes: The future is in their hands
“A poetic artifact in a natural setting”
Project Entry 2017 for Europe
Project Details
Collobrieres, France
Frédéric Bouvier
Main Author
Frédéric Bouvier
"Next Generation" 4th prize 2017
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“Connecting the territorial and the historical scales” – Sustainable design by Frédéric Bouvier
“Connecting the territorial and the historical scales” – Sustainable design by Frédéric Bouvier

A fire cistern and forest shelter near Collobrières in France Spatial connects the territorial scale (mountains, …

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