Visitors gradually discover the beauty of the plants which formed the wasteland at the entrance. The white reverse side of the walls reveals the second aspect of the garden, which is more colourful, more radiant and more organised. The setting enables codes to be upset by offering the unwanted a status of being wanted, whether this involves insects or weeds. In this game where values are turned upside down, seeds are presented like little jewels set on stems. The rejects of biodiversity are on parade. In their jewel boxes, these unloved ones are glorified and human beings escape from the frame so that they are no longer the main subject…
Emilie Bozek is a student at the École Boulle and her objective is to reconcile architecture, sustainable development and natural space. She is interested in museography and heritage promotion.
Luis De Lima has had a passion for landscape design since junior high school, after doing a work placement in a landscape architecture firm, the Osty Agency. Following a BTSA [advanced vocational qualification in agriculture] on a sandwich course at the École Du Breuil, he would like to continue his training at the Landscape School in Versailles.
Pauline Doublier grew up amongst wild grasses and still has a great fondness for nettles and their friends. She is the chair of a young association, “Le Relais des Pas Sages”, whose aim is to bring life to the country area where she has her roots. She is a student at the Ecole Boulle and wants a career in set design.
Isaline Lapetite has for a long time had a career plan which she intends to bring to fruition. She already has an STI [Industrial Sciences and Technologies] Applied Arts baccalaureate and has started at the École Boulle this year, in order to continue her education at a school of architecture and to specialise in sustainable development. The Chaumont Festival project has been of particular interest to this nature lover who considers that architecture should necessarily go hand in hand with horticulture.
Céline Lé started at the École Boulle after a scientific baccalaureate and studying Visual Arts at the Sorbonne for one year. This opened up the design path for her. This year, the BTS [advanced vocational qualification} in Spatial Design has enabled her to immerse herself in the professional world with concrete projects, such as the Chaumont Festival. This challenge will continue to be a beacon of light in her forthcoming architectural studies.
Maud Pascal did a BEP [vocational training qualification] in horticultural production and then a vocational baccalaureate in landscaping work at the École Du Breuil. She hopes to further her studies in floral arrangements, both indoor and outdoor, to preserve the beauty of living things.
Olivia Zanchi, who spent her childhood in Normandy amidst trees and plains, is gradually getting into the world of design. She first studied Applied Arts for three years at high school in Rouen and then was offered a place at the École Boulle. The Chaumont-sur-Loire experience will enrich her path towards a career in set design.