TSCHUMI Bernard Fireworks At Parc De La Villette (1992)

The fireworks at Parc de la Villette in Paris in 1992 expanded an earlier-developed theme of fireworks as an architectural manifesto. The fireworks display, which lasted half an hour, took place on June 20, 1992, and was witnessed by more than 100,000 people. The display became a three-dimensional and fleeting version of the organizational principle of the park: namely, the superimposition of systems of points, lines, and surfaces. A system of notation (like a partition) defines the event in space and time.