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FAIRE is the first accelerator for innovative urban design and architecture projects. FAIRE boosts urban projects and innovative architecture which ask, explore, disrupt the design and fabrication process of the city.
Intended for emerging and experienced architects who are involved in research, as well as for architecture students, the purpose of FAIRE is to be a driver for flourishing experimental architectural and urban practices.
FAIRE is lunched by the Pavillon de l'Arsenal and the City of Paris, with the support of the Ile-de-France Architects’ Association, the French ENSA architecture schools, industrial or real-estate figures and new economy players.
FAIRE supports and promotes the execution of full-scale prototypes within the framework of the Grand Paris project, assists and promotes applied research, promotes the use of new techniques, materials and building programs, and helps the execution of experimental constructions.

January 26, 2017


FAIRE platform opening

The Pavillon de l'Arsenal launch with the City of Paris FAIRE, Factory of Architecture Innovation, Research and Experimentation.

January 26 - March 13, 2017

Apply a project

Before March 13, 2017

Prototype construction, applied research projects, tactical urban planning, new techniques or experimental approaches, innovative buildings…
Send us your proposal, before March 13, 2017, for a project to transform the city !

January 26, 2017


Find answers to all of your questions

Why FAIRE ? What are FAIRE programs ? Who is FAIRE ? Who funds FAIRE ? How do you join FAIRE ? …
Our FAQ answers all of your questions!

They support FAIRE

Your project ?
Participate to this first session and send us your project before March 13, 2017!
A jury made up of members of the team and FAIRE partners will assesse the projects and chooses the best ones for further presentation.

Use this form to tell us who you are, then on the next page, present your project concisely. And, to give us more details, attach a PDF that introduces your team and your project!
Surprise us !
Whether for research, pop-up architectures, unique programs, experimentation, or new building techniques, present your project (3,000 characters maximum). 

Send us additional information, you can attach a PDF with a more detailed presentation (PDF file, A4 format, 10 pages max, 5MB max) with a more comprehensive description of the project, presentation of the team member(s), projected timeline, estimated budget, illustrations, and potential partners.

Thank you !
You will receive a confirmation email in a few minutes and we will get in touch with you again very soon.

FAIRE team
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Your project ?

Do you want to test an innovation? Find new ways of building? Develop a research project? Invent new programs? Come and join FAIRE!

Send us your projects before march 13, 2017


FAIRE supports the development of full-scale, experimental, ephemeral architecture projects in the greater Paris area. These pop-up architectures explore design processes, new usages, and urban, construction, environmental, technological and social innovations.+


Developing pop-up architectures

FAIRE is the contracting authority for the prototypes. It also provides support to designers throughout the creation, construction and dismantling phases.

(Illustration) Circular pavilion, temporary construction made with recycled materials for the COP21, October 2015, in front of the Hôtel de Ville, Paris 4, Encore Heureux, architects, Pavillon de l’Arsenal, contracting authority

Fostering innovation

FAIRE experiments with temporary constructions in all types of public or private spaces in Paris – public squares, streets, parks, gardens, roofs, construction sites – that interact with everyone and incite their curiosity.

(Illustration) Inflatable pavilion, temporary exhibit space, October 2014, Paris Batignolles, Paris 17th arr., Hans-Walter Muller, architect, Pavillon de l’Arsenal and Paris Batignolles Aménagment, contracting authorities

Experimenting on site

FAIRE selects and and provides support to original architecture projects that contain many forms of urban, construction, environmental, technological and social innovation, and that reinvent design techniques, usages, and practices through these pop-up architectures.

(Illustration) Temporary playground, making sports an urban phenomenon, May 2014, Paris 4th arr., NP2F, architects, Pavillon de l’Arsenal, contracting authority


Promoting experimentation

FAIRE uses the Grand Paris project as a focal point for research and experimentation for architecture students.

FAIRE selects and supports the most ambitious project proposals submitted by architecture students.

FAIRE promotes all of the projects selected within the framework of the program, through real and virtual exhibits, communications and publications.


FAIRE offers a full program of experimentation, workshops, hackathons and competitions reserved to architecture students.+


Fostering applied research

FAIRE supports studies carried out by teams of architects, whether recent graduates or seasoned professionals, who are developing innovative approaches to architecture and urban planning.

FAIRE fosters the conducting of research, analysis and experimentation that provides new, concrete perspectives on developing the cities of tomorrow. 


FAIRE fosters the conducting of applied research projects that examine innovative architectural and urban approaches and which develop strategies for tactical urban planning.+


FAIRE provides support to experiments in construction that question traditional construction techniques through innovative programming and usages, new construction systems, and alternative modes of production and design.+


Exploring innovative systems

FAIRE is a program that “challenges” current construction techniques.
FAIRE also explores new construction systems and modes of production such as reuse, zero waste construction, organic materials, BIM, and combinations of materials.

FAIRE provides support to design teams, helping professionals assess the feasibility of their projects.


FAIRE is a platform for sharing, communication, and exchange among city actors.+



February 15, 2017 at 7:00pm at the Pavillon de l’Arsenal
How about we get together? Do you have questions before you submit your project? Would you like to to meet other actors and project leaders? Then come and join us at the Pavillon de l’Arsenal for our first APEROFAIRE!

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  • 21 / 02    10:07
    RT @Comptoir_M: Ce soir je me lancer pour @FAIRE_PARIS et vous ?
  • 20 / 02    15:43
    À (re)FAIRE très vite ! ;) Et proposez votre projet innovant jusqu'au 13 mars sur https://t.co/m7FoPQpJbF !… https://t.co/sVTX8cogzZ
  • 20 / 02    15:39
    Vous étiez plus de 800 jeudi soir pour le 1er APÉROFAIRE, merci ! @FAIRE_PARIS @PavillonArsenal #FAIRE #innovation… https://t.co/moJHrgFm48