Cedric Price

Cedric Price, Competition entry for Parc de la Villette, Paris, 1982 DM 1438 IN SET – Drawing Matter

Cedric Price (1934–2003), Competition entry for the Parc de la Villette, Paris, 1982 – 1983. Lithograph on paper with painted mylar overlay, 350 × 465 mm.

A lung for the city. A 24-hour workshop where all can extend their knowledge and delight in learning. From its start and throughout its construction and development, all must be welcomed to observe its continuous growth and change. No area should be hidden and no hour inappropriate. The opportunity to work as well as dream echoes the potential of the future. […] People, service and activities are layered to enable a filigree of voluntary movement and self-choice activity. Not all areas are used, and not all the enclosure designated. The individual is in control and the park is the intelligent, friendly toy that invites investigation.

– Cedric Price in Cedric Price, 1984


On the Changing Metropolis 1940s–1980s; on Price's Battersea Power Station or Bat hat that proposes radical demolition given rise to Achitectural Anxiety; on Price's proposal for Shatwell; and for his Shed, one amongst seven farmyards.