Contemporary stained glass

Université Paris-Descartes


Artist: Didier Sancey
with Alice Sancey.
2010 - 2012
1% artistic, Paris Descartes University.
UFR-STAPS, Paris, 1 rue Lacretelle.
Client: Université René Descartes, Paris.
Architects: Pascal Quéré and
Angélique Gault, POGO Architecture.
Réalisation Ateliers Loire.
This project was exhibited in 2015 at the Cité de l'Architecture & du Patrimoine at the Trocadero in Paris.
A replica of a part of these stained glass windows was made for this exhibition.
Started in 2010 with Pascal Quéré, architect, this project of sports building was realized with Angélique Gault, architect.
We wanted an artistic work in dialogue with the architecture and the history of the place.
Thus, this artistic project is drawn with the geometrical tracing of the architecture.
We inscribed this project in the history of the university through the chronophotographies of Georges Demenÿ, photographer and professor at the University of Paris Descartes. These photos translate the movement and energy of sport.
Similarly, in the hall, a panel of enamelled thermoformed glass features a drawing by Pascal Quéré.
The orientation of the stained glass allows to see the projections of colors of the stained glass on the floor and the walls.
Always in the spirit of an artistic work integrated into the architecture, Angélique Gault established a color chart for the entire building based on the colors of the stained glass window of the entrance.
Didier Sancey


Outdoors pictures

March 2012



Pictures of the Hall

Mars 2012