2015 edition, Permanent art work
Nantes
Feydball
BARRÉ-LAMBOT ARCHITECTS

Nantes-based firm Barré-Lambot and landscape gardener Guillaume Sevin invite one and all to strap on their cleats and play Feydball! A sport combining the name of the Nantes neighbour- hood of Feydeau, and the game of football.

Here, the pitch has kept all of the ground’s na- tural bumps, its downward slope and, above all, its crescent shape. Fans watch from the steps — which have been transformed into bleachers — and enjoy a game deformed by the field’s grotesque configuration. They can also cheer players on while facing a large, gleaming totem where what they see is inverted: the mir- ror is warped so that the field and goalposts remain normal, while the players and the ball are deformed.