‘Lieu-dit Le Temple’ is a “temple/hut” created by artist Ann Guillaume and architect Camille Tourneux to host votive statuettes like those used in Gallo-Roman era religious practices. The installation was built at the Bliesbrück-Reinheim archeological park on the border of France and Germany.
Inspired by the architecture of places of worship, the vertical wooden structure mimics the natural slope of the site and points to the sky “defining the portion of the heavens which allowed Roman priests to question the future.” says Les Etablissements Tourneux.
Composed of contiguous boxes, the facade was constructed on site using an additive method. The entire structure was constructed from a single material, pine board 2.5 x 22.5 cm to 4.80 m in length. Built in five days, it covers 12m2 and a height ranging from 5m to 6.6m in height.
Location: Bliesbrück-Reinheim Archaeological Park
Architect: Les Etablissements Tourneux
Collaborator: Ann Guillaume (ceramic objects)
Client: General Council of Moselle
Cost: excluding valuation labor € 9000