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MArch Architecture (ARB/RIBA part II)

Luisa Marie Sommerer

The Palace of the East - A Franco-Chinese Festival at Versailles

The project derives from a unique incident in history that triggered a cultural exchange between Louis XIV and Emperor Kangxi. Although the Européenerie and Chinoiserie movements were caused by a misunderstanding of the other, a rare form of Western-Chinese collaboration occurred. The Chinese Festival at Versailles builds upon the these collaborations and proposes a Franco-Chinese architectural composition in the Gardens of Versailles.