« Edges to Edges » is a prospective metropolitan strategy that anticipates the future rising water level in the metropolis of Nantes-Saint-Nazaire.  The strategy is materialized into six pilot projects, representing the diversity of the landscapes in the region.

The proposed territorial network relies on the territory’s geography and history. The landscape is characterized by the ever present influence of water: vegetation, crossings and movements are witnesses of its presence. As real interfaces, the edges in all their diversity become the privileged spaces for the project interventions.

In the short term, this evolutionary strategy proposes various actions for prefiguration that activate the edges. In the long term, a renewed metropolitan dynamic is presented.

  • Program / Project: NANTES / Edges to Edges
  • Client: Pôle Métropolitain Nantes-Saint-Nazaire
  • Project management: Agence Ter (lead consultant) + Arcadis + Alphaville + Nez-Haut + AEU
  • Area: 12 000 ha
  • Date: 2014
  • Location: Nantes - Saint-Nazaire, France

NANTES / Edges to Edges