Jean Nouvel's illuminated banners
Jean Nouvel’s plan for Pavilion 6 involves a lightweight roof from which hang a large number of illuminated banners of various sizes and colours, displaying messages connected to upcoming events.
As the start of an event approaches, the façade gradually lowers until it is fully extended and emits beams of coloured light. Like a countdown, this sequence is finally completed on the opening day. A few days before the end of the event, the reverse movement begins.