Together with the architecture firm D&A, Orchestra studio was involved in the development of a placemaking concept for the public spaces on the banks of the Marle Canal in the city of Vannes.
Vannes is a medieval port city with a history of over 2,000 years. It is located in one of the most picturesque bays in the world, at the confluence of the Marle River into the Gulf of Morbihan. Vanne’s symbol is the «Sinagot», a traditional fishing boat with red sails.
Two strategies are used in planning the embankment:
— to maximize the area of public spaces and open access to the canal, giving the citizens the opportunity to be in the natural environment and be closer to the water.
— «invite» residents and tourists on a journey along a route with objects of a marine theme, inspired by the annual red sails festival.
The promenade along the canal changes its functions and character along the way, but shares the same design identity.
Nouveaux chantiers zone