Situation: on the lands of Kollebloem,
biological farm of the village of Sint-Lievens-Esse, Herzele, in
Flemish Ardennes, Belgium.
Materials : waste of branches of «
Arpia 2010 », branches of willow trees, stems of hazels, breaking of
bricks coming from lands of Kollebloem and Arpia, piles to
châtaigner, sleepers of railway, iron thread burn.
Device : four coeducational shelters on
a scoop of course in the campaign of Flemish Ardennes, in the
vicinity of the site of Arpia, with four benches to sit down in
shelters, a progressive ‘végétalisation’ of shelters from the
autumn, 2011, a maintenance of shelters by supplementary provisions
of branches of walls and size of vegetation in the fur and measure of
Size : variable, about 2,50 m x 2,50 m
for every shelters and 2,30 m of height.
Participation : Jesse and Pauline; Luea
and Jonas de Arpia; Kimo, Maarten and the families of the camp '
Papaver ' in Kollebleom; Lukas of Kollebloem; the technical services
of the village of Herzele, and advice of Ann Hollevoet and Paul
Haustraete of the RLVA.
During an inauguration step I made the
official report that agriculture had not left place to the
inhabitants to go through the campaign and to use landscapes of the
country of Herzele. Ways even often disappeared. Later they pointed
out me to a certain poverty of fauna in this territory. There remain
few groves of trees or bushes that can act as shelter and as larder.
My working hypothesis became simple:
they cannot think install shelters coming from the size of trees and
bushes of the ambient campaign, it to offer to people who go through
this territory of landmarks, stopovers to have a rest and use the
landscape. Also, such shelters could not serve also for receiving a
local fauna and serving so as intermediary with ambient vegetation by
creating green halls, favouring blow its circulation.
To construct some of these shelters
collectively became a manner of showing that they can give again a
place to the inhabitants, to recover the campaign, to live in it
while leaving a place to the animal in the world which we indeed
1/Always to think of forms of of
végétalisation intended for building to supplement them and provide
shelter and food to the animals of passage. 2/Always to think of
shelters in terms of program and not of completely stopped objects,
that is that they are not completely determined in form and number.
3/sites are carefully chosen. Their number is in extensive principle.
4/The materials of shelters come first and foremost from the place
where they are established. They come from the territory. These
materials are especially materials of recovery. 5/building remains
light, exits of fixing things and modes of various assemblages
approachable to the biggest number. 6/This building has as principle
to provide an interim shelter, they are not aimed at being "habitable
" or lasting, they remain temporary, to maintain or to renew.
7/They are always equipped with benches for the stopover, repose for
the walkers or the inhabitants of vicinity.
Gilles Bruni, Clisson, juillet 2011