Step by step
Oct 05, 2020


Since 2011, Trempolino has been based in its emblematic seven-story building in the heart of

the Île de Nantes quarter, and is constantly seeking to make its spaces more open, more

user-friendly and better adapted to current and future users. In particular, the association

wishes to make its terrace and its adjoining bus, a true icon of the district, available to local

actors to develop projects, whether they be cultural or not.


In partnership with the École des Beaux Arts Nantes Saint-Nazaire, Trempolino has chosen

0101, a Nantes architecture agency, to lead a project of reflection and creation on future

uses. Joined by students from the Nantes Saint-Nazaire School of Arts, the Nantes School of

Architecture and local residents, it will form a group of "pioneers" who will discuss, occupy and temporarily fit out the terrace. The aim is to design a permanent space that stimulates and activates encounters between residents, associations, project developers, etc.


The preferred tool of the 0101 agency is the use of scale models, therefore they will be at

the heart of this co-construction. The approach will focus on the know-how of contemporary

craftsmanship in manufacturing, while also using digital techniques: prototypes, images,

maps, etc. By using the models, arts students will find experience in interdisciplinary work

and a field for experimentation.


The story of this residency on the Trempolino terrace is, we hope, the first step towards the

development of a living and convivial space, which will develop in the coming years: "Step by Step".


Step by Step is a project imagined within the framework of the European MagiC Carpets

program. In reference to the thousand and one stories of Scheherazade, MagiC Carpets

aims to encourage the circulation of artists through artistic residencies in connection with

local communities.


Step by step

October 1 to November 30, 2020

Trempolino, Nantes, France