• La Nuit des docks

    Saint Nazaire Harbour

    Category
    Location
    Saint-Nazaire France
    Client
    City of Saint-Nazaire
    Year
    1989-1992
    Description

    ‘Nuit des Docks’ reinstates the presence of the sea, values the harbour zone in qualifying it as ‘a space of industrial discovery’… The harbour zone ‘breathes’ for the greatest awe of Saint-Nazaire’s ’eyes’, till dawn.

    Yann Kersalé

    Permanent lighting of the harbour site initiated by the Fête des Lumières. The city’s industrial heritage is showcased in creating a night urban circuit. Refrigerating units, grain silos, mobile cranes, deck hatches, turntable decks and lift bridges are lit in a minimalist style. The mobile elements – cranes and bridges – produce light pulsations when they are in activity.

    All the objects marked by a small light – red for port side and green for starboard – echo the beacons at the entrance of the port.

  • La nuit des docks, Port de Saint Nazaire - Yann Kersalé - croquis2
  • La nuit des docks, Port de Saint Nazaire - Yann Kersalé - croquis1
Photos : © Yann Kersalé-SNAIK