His world is light. His ambition is an artistic creation in situ, taking into consideration urban topography. Yann Kersalé accompanied many of Jean Nouvel’s projects (opera of Lyon, the Agbar tower in Barcelona), sometimes as a cosignatory of the work, as in the case of the museum at Quai Branly. He gave life to the docks at Saint-Nazaire or to the locks at Thieu in Belgium, he colored the towers of Helmut Jahn, the airport in Bangkok as well as the Peace footbridge in Seoul (designed by Rudy Ricciotti). The engineering work is the resume of thirty years of creations and some of the emblematic projects among the 450 on which he worked. And it gives an aforetaste of what is to come, from the «electrodigital» tower for Bouygues at Issy-les Moulineaux to the light rain at the Louvre in Abu Dhabi.
• Yann Kersalé, collective work, Gallimard, 2008, 216 p., 45 €, ISBN : 978-2-07-012280-6
Review published in the newsletter #131 - from 30 April 2009 to 6 May 2009