by Snell in Architecture on Wednesday 21 May 2008

Designed by landscape architects Claude Cormier, Pergola is a pop art piece comprised of 90,000 plastic balls arranged in the form of a wisteria bloom at Le Havre City Hall. A tribute to Monet, much of whose work featured wisteria, the piece works with an existing vine, creating an interesting juxtaposition between the artificial and the natural.