The roof of Pavilion 3 at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles exhibition complex is now home to Europe’s largest fresco.
The work is a project by Ella & Pitr, a couple known for creating monumental murals on roofs, fields, facades, etc.
At the beginning of June, the pair spent 10 days creating the work, assisted by a team and the use of a drone. Venue owner Viparis initiated the project.
In 2015, Viparis launched a vast renovation programme at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, which is due to be completed in 2024. As well as raising the exhibition complex to the highest international standards, the goal is also to transform it into a real Paris neighbourhood. Pavilion 3 will, however, be razed at the end of 2022 to make way for a brand-new structure.
“The scope of Ella & Pitr’s work is a perfect match for the scale of the Porte de Versailles complex, as well as the site's engagement with the city of Paris,” said Pablo Nakhlé Cerruti, CEO, Viparis.
“In addition, the issues their work raises about the value of the ephemeral are a reflection of the event management industry, as well as Viparis’s renovation efforts. The convergence of these shared values makes it possible to create an exceptional work of art – a first for Paris Expo Porte de Versailles.”
To see Europe’s largest fresco (25,000sqm) for yourself, Viparis invites visitors to come to the rooftop terrace of Pavilion 7.
Photo credit: EllaPitr © Objectif Aero - Ludovic Delage