Place Sainte-Beuve

11/10/2019 - 21/10/2019

Sixty years after its creation, Orléans-La Source still bears the imprint of the utopian ideas that led to its creation.

Indicative of the way in which planned communities were developed, the ‘esplanade’ is a form used in urban planning in the 1950s and 70s to create an artificial space, with separate areas for pedestrians and traffic. To celebrate French National Architecture Day, students from the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Nantes are planning to explore the depths of the concealed parking lot, and to develop a critical reinterpretation of the urban project.


École nationale supérieure d’architecture de Nantes