In big, ever evolving cities, constant construction scaffolding is a fact of life. And often eyesores at that. But what if they didn’t have to be dark, shabby sheds stinking up the sidewalk?
For a city-wide celebration of culture and history in Nantes, France, French studio Atelier Vecteur reimagines what scaffolding can be with a timber structure that not only protects and guides pedestrians through a construction site, but also offers a dynamic sensorial experience.
Rather than being totally opaque, the scaffold tunnel lets in streaks of sunlight through the wooden slats, creating a brighter space for incorporating benches, nooks, and greenery. The wooden frames respond to the street and change along the route. Pretty rad! Take a closer look.