Pieds dans l’eau, tête dans les nuages

> PROGRAM  : footbridge on the Erdre
> LOCATION  : France, Nantes 17°13″07’N 1°33″24’W
> CLIENT : Aful la Chantrerie
> DIMENSION : 300m long
> YEAR : competition 2014
> ARTISTIC SUPPORT : Anne-Cecile R.
 

IMGP5275THE CONTEXT

Walking along the Erdre banks offers large views, generous water stretches while preserves the walker intimacy. The site is easily reachable but still secret. The project tries to protect the area’s natural and bucolic aspect but also support a real touristic and practical use.

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Located between Nantes and La Chapelle-sur-Erdre, the footbridge is the necessary link between two territories. It’s also a wonderful promenade space and the revealing of relief differences between the two banks.

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The structure is a mixed-structure made by wood and steel except foundations and every part touching water. The « whirl » is the extension of the Parc and of the two stone pines. It’s also an horizontal and vertical link with the Erdre. The dancing trunks ( trees ) on the west bank are also the extension of an abundant vegetation.

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