Futuroscope by Aumond Aurélien photographer

Futuroscope

Futuroscope
Photo © Aumond Aurélien

Futuroscope is about French amusement park located in my hometown, Poitiers, state of Poitou-Charentes.

Futuroscope
Photo © Aumond Aurélien

In the mid 80’s, the state was in an economic turmoil with a slowly decaying farming oriented economy.

Futuroscope
Photo © Aumond Aurélien

Understanding that it was mandatory to make a drastic shift in the economic development of the area, local state decided to develop in Poitiers a vast business park and an amusement park, both oriented towards the emerging new technologies economy.

Futuroscope
Photo © Aumond Aurélien

To do so and in the words of local state president at the time, each built architecture should convey a technologic and modern message, representative of the world of tomorrow.

Futuroscope
Photo © Aumond Aurélien

To deliver the wanted futuristic vision, architect Denis Laming was chosen to draw and supervise the construction of the park.

Futuroscope
Photo © Aumond Aurélien

In the following series are presented the iconics buildings of the park, built during the late 80’s and 90’s.

Futuroscope
Photo © Aumond Aurélien

They are stripped out their actual context, distracting objects and people have been removed in order to focus only on the architecture.

Futuroscope
Photo © Aumond Aurélien

The aim of this series is to question if the 90’s neo-futuristic architecture drawn by Denis Laming is still relevant, 30 years later, as an embodiment of the future. Source and photos Courtesy of Aumond Aurélien.

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