2012 edition, Permanent art work
Parc des Chantiers
L’Arbre à Basket
Agence a/LTA

a/LTA’s practice combines architecture, urbanism and installations. Their projects take an interest in elements that are displaced, imitated, assembled and referenced, and maintain a relationship as a sign/object with their referents.

This “basketball tree” is made up of hoops set upon various heights. The result is a game of basketball unlike any you’ve ever played!

It’s immediately clear how several people can play at the same time: basketball hoops branch out of different parts of a tree at varying heights, allowing for multiple teams of any age to play. But, just because the rules are easy to learn, it doesn’t mean you can’t invent new ones using the lines on the ground separating the different courts!

L'Arbre à basket, A/LTA,

Nantes is transforming

Nantes is changing to become an even more ecological, inclusive, and dynamic city. To do this, new public works will reinforce our already existing ecofriendly modes of transport: new tram lines, green zones for pedestrians and cyclists, and more. From 2024, these major urban projects will disrupt traffic around Les Machines de l’Île and Parc des Chantiers, with the Pont Anne-de-Bretagne bridge closed off to cars (the bridge will remain accessible to pedestrians and cyclists). Solutions will be offered throughout construction to make it easier for everyone to get around, like: increased frequency of several public transport lines, more Naolib bike-share bicycles, and more parking spots in park-and-ride lots.

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