The Hanging Gardens

NOS + Rainville Sangaré + Studio Superwise

When the city is on standby, nature invites itself.

Borrowing the vision of Piranesi, where the opulence of mother nature thrives in manmade abandoned spaces. The interventions proposed to reactivate the - due to the pandemic - neglected Quartier des Spectacles first invite flora, fauna and their ecosystem to take over the city center, which was once arid and infertile.

To mark the entrances of the site, offer integrated seating and shaded areas, the scenographic layout relies on the contrast between the raw materials of the reconstruction and the sensitivity of the real and schematized vegetation.