Au sein du quartier de Montaigut de Créteil, cette structure provisoire en tubes (matériel composite gridshell) a été conçue par les chercheurs du laboratoire Navier de l’Ecole des Ponts et Chaussées et le bureau d’étude T/E/S/S.
The Ephemeral Cathedral of Créteil (Paris, France) is a gridshell structure made of composite materials. Built in 2013, this 350m2 religious edifice is a temporary church meant to gather the parishioners during the two-year renovation of their permanent cathedral. This large-scale prototype represents a first in the building industry, which still shows excessive apprehension for the use of non-traditional materials such as composites, especially when it comes to structural applications. Based on a previous successful experience, the gridshell was prefabricated and erected by the parishioners themselves.
Design : T/E/S/S & Laboratory Navier