Trempolino: Step By Step
Jan 06, 2021


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, Trempo 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 formed a group of “pioneers” who worked on the project.

The aim was 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 it became the heart of this co-construction. The approach focused on the know-how of contemporary craftsmanship in manufacturing, while also using digital techniques: prototypes, images, maps, etc. By using the models, arts students founded an experience in interdisciplinary work and a field for experimentation.

The story of this residency on the Trempo terrace is the first step towards the development of a living and convivial space, which will be developed in the coming years: “Step by Step”.


It’s a year 3 project of the MagiC Carepts.

More about the Residence – please see in here.