and landscapers, invest the city of Blois during the Biennial Nature and
Landscape on the theme of Water.
challenge passersby on the issues of rainwater? How to capture, store and deviate
rainwater in the city? In which circuits make it pass before it reaches the sewage
# 1 Rhythms
sloping street of Blois, we imagined two installations that interrogate and
highlight the circulation of water in the city. They answer each other by their
different rhythms. One playful and fast, the other slow and contemplative.
Between water recuperator and gutter diversions, we give the rainwater some extra
steps before it reaches the public sewage network. We showed residents as well
as local representative members that this water could be widely exploited
instead of flowing directly into the sewers.
# 6 Urban
site facing the castle, we wanted to create a visual and musical event, drawing
the suspended detour of rainwater during its course. A drip tray holds
rainwater, which usually flows down the wall before entering the ground or
sewers. Here, a cascade of gutters takes it to small ruins from the bottom of
the wall to 5 meters down. Drip or jets, the device makes resonate this course
usually invisible and silent.
Novembre 2017 - March 2018
#1 Camille Jégo, Quentin Le Manac’h, Aurélien Martin, Matthieu Portier et Liane Santuco (Team Rythmes)
#6 Camille Jego, Gaspard Bégué, Florian Bonny, Victor Bourdet, Tiphaine de la Forest d’Armaille et Quentin Ponthoreau (Team Cascade urbaine)
Animated by Atelier de l’Ours
Photos: Atelier de l’Ours, “Rythmes” and “Cascade urbaine” teams, Garance Maurer ©