The boulevard separates the ‘Design Quarter’ and the Parc des Chantiers. In an attempt to improve the coexistence of cars, bicycles, and pedestrians, the artist Aurélien Bory designed a “wavy” boulevard.
Ignoring traditional straight, regimented lines, he chose a more poetic interpretation of pedestrian road-crossings, with generous, wavy lines linking the two banks of the boulevard, criss-crossing four large platforms. The result is a lively and chaotic flow of lines, far from the rectilinear nature of run-of-the-mill pedestrian passages.
The refusal to use a straight line is the guiding principle of this project: no rectilinear line exists on this boulevard, where the road markings are made up entirely of slight curves. So, don’t bother looking for the shortest path — there isn’t one!
2 Boulevard Léon Bureau 44200 Nantes
How to get there?
Tramway line 1, Chantiers navals stop.