The Maison Metropole (8×12 meters) has been mounted for the first time on the Lingotto track on the occasion of the exhibition “A passion for Jean Prouvé. From the furniture to the house. The collection of Laurence and Patrick seguin” (6 April – 8 September 2013). In 1949 this aluminum construction won a Ministry of Education competition for “mass-producible rural school with classroom and teacher accommodation”: a masterpiece of nomadic housing, followed the portico principle patented by Prouvé in 1939. The Ateliers Jean Prouvé built two of them, one in Bouqueval, near Paris, and the other in Vantoux in Moselle, which will be on show in Turin.
Taking four people three consecutive days to assemble, a stop-motion film has been made of the construction process.