The Pavillon Circulaire is in no way round.  This temporary building, constructed entirely from reused materials, is a conventional rectangle with an extraordinary facade of old doors and a saw tooth roof.  It’s a light-filled space, with half the roof translucent, housing a café, debates, children’s activities and workshop sessions on repairing household items.



The first picture shows the building soon after completion in October.  Here it is in action this week.  The doors have already weathered to a more mellow brown.

The circularity is in the materials, not the form of this strange  construction.  It’s an installation on the parvis of the Hotel de Ville, inspired by events linked with the COP21 conference.    Come the end of December, the building will be dismantled and all the elements will be reused or recycled once again. What goes around, comes around.

This post is another oddity linked to Thursday Doors.  Follow the links to discover ordinary and extraordinary doors around the world.