Art Nouveau Point is a modern take on the concept of the Nouveaux Court, the large rectangular buildings found in French cities like Paris and Lille.
Built between the years 1885 and 1922, the Noveaux Courts were designed to provide protection and privacy for artists and other visitors.
However, in a series of architectural changes, these structures began to be used to house illegal immigrants.
To combat this, architect Marjolein Arquette created the Art Nouvé Point, a massive structure consisting of nearly 200 large wooden buildings that are connected by a network of tunnels.
The tunnels connect the Nouvelles to a massive arch, which spans about three stories in height.
This arch connects to the main structure of the Art Nounveaux, the building that houses the residences of the court’s senior officials.
To construct this structure, Arquettes used an array of materials including wood, concrete, bricks, and metal.
Using this design, the Art Point can accommodate up to 10,000 people, and can accommodate an additional 1,500 guests each day.
For more information on the ArtNouveaus construction, check out this post.