Located at the western tip of the Ile de Nantes, Hangar 21 is better known to locals as the Hangar à Bananes, the Banana Warehouse. This dates back some 60 years, to the time when the climate-controlled warehouse stored bananas and pineapples from Africa.
Since then, the building has been refurbished as part of Le Voyage à Nantes project.
Now the HAB Gallery is permanently dedicated to contemporary art and is the home for part of the Musée des beaux-arts exhibitions (Museum of Fine Arts) and the FRAC Pays de la Loire (regional contemporary art centre).
Each year, the gallery also hosts three exhibitions.
On the façade of Le Hangar à bananes, a work by Felice Varini created for the exhibition Suite d’éclats in 2013.
© Stéphanie Tetu