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Sculptures garden

Park and garden in Dunkerque

  • 200m from Malo-les-Bains beach, discover the peaceful and beautiful environment of the gardens surrounding the LAAC museum

  • The LAAC is surrounded by its garden of sculptures and stones, water and wind, a perfect place to stroll in a quiet and beautiful place.

    1979 saw the creation of both the sculpture garden, designed by Gilbert Samel in collaboration with the artist Pierre Zvenigorodsky, and the modernist architecture of the museum imagined by Jean Willerwal. Situated in the immediate vicinity of Dunkirk’s industrial shipyards, with their vast buildings, towering cranes and thousands of workers, the chosen...
    The LAAC is surrounded by its garden of sculptures and stones, water and wind, a perfect place to stroll in a quiet and beautiful place.

    1979 saw the creation of both the sculpture garden, designed by Gilbert Samel in collaboration with the artist Pierre Zvenigorodsky, and the modernist architecture of the museum imagined by Jean Willerwal. Situated in the immediate vicinity of Dunkirk’s industrial shipyards, with their vast buildings, towering cranes and thousands of workers, the chosen site constituted a veritable ‘landscaping event’.

    The new building was based ‘more on intuition, passion and love, than on rules and regulations!’ Jean Willerwal