The Festival des Architectures Vives attempts to make people aware of architecture by giving them the tools to understand it. It does this by allowing people who live in a town to meet the people who design the town itself. This Festival allows young people to think, investigate, propose ideas and experiment in new field of architectural design in relation with the classic town.
Held in Montpellier, the festival attempts to create an intimate relationship between contemporary architecture and a site with strong patrimonial character. During the festival, Montpellier City and the Languedoc Roussillon are opened to the public to allow young architects to learn and develop creative ideas. From 17th to 20th june 2010, about eleven lively architectures conceived by architects will take place in the courtyards of private mansions in the centre of Montpellier. Each architecture is conceived for the festival and will answer the thematic set for this new edition of the Festival des Architectures Vives 2010.