A/LTA architects: basket tree in nantes, france A/LTA architects: basket tree in nantes, france
jul 08, 2012

A/LTA architects: basket tree in nantes, france

basket tree by A/LTA architects image © s. chalmeau + a/LTA architects

A/LTA architects members jean-luc le trionnaire, alain tassot, maxime le trionnaire, gwénaël le chapelain have designed ‘arbre à basket’,  a basketball court in the form of a tree that has been positioned in front of the maison des hommes et des techniques in nantes, france. the artistic installation offers a new way of interacting with sport venues, appealing to a larger demographic so many people can play  simultaneously. the hoops branch at different heights allowing play for multiple teams and different age groups.

south view

image © s. chalmeau + a/LTA architects

image © s. chalmeau + a/LTA architects

image © s. chalmeau + a/LTA architects

image © s. chalmeau + a/LTA architects

detail image © s. chalmeau + a/LTA architects

image © s. chalmeau + a/LTA architects

concept drawing image © s. chalmeau + a/LTA architects

construction drawing image © s. chalmeau + a/LTA architects

construction drawing image © s. chalmeau + a/LTA architects

making image © s. chalmeau + a/LTA architects

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  • genial!

    Diego says:
  • I think this is clearly a case of the designers being a bit too clever for their own good. This set-up can\’t possibly work to allow several people play simultaneously, just perhaps only playing solo. And you certainly can’t simply \”invent new ways of playing\” this or any game, it becomes something quite different. Take baseball or American football for instance.

    a.e. says:
  • haha! An interesting idea and one that looks great too, but a fine example of style over substance as the practicalities of playing basketball have been somewhat overlooked. If you\’ve ever played basketball with a hoop against a wall you\’ll understand the problems with having an obstacle in the path of where you\’re jumping and landing. I wonder how many people will jump past the full size backboard looking up (layup or similar) and when they land the momentum will take them into the side of the small backboard…OUCH!
    Do france has the same compensation culture that we do in the uk or u.s.? Its probably a good thing that the architects have professional indemnity!

    S.W.J.S 9th jul 2012 says:
  • Where is the basket???

    Dan says:
  • perhaps the lowest backboard could have been a touch smaller to provide more clearance from the others…. other than that, what an awesome idea!!! I’d love taking shots at the upper ring… 5 pts?

    Charles Barkley says:
  • I believe it’s not meant for a physical contact game, is just for shooting and still love it!

    H-O-R-S-E says:
  • Muy interesante!!! felicitaciones!!

    maria scavarda says:
  • Me gusta!

    -FELIPE- says:
  • I like it a lot! Streetball courts are mostly used as practice shooting or small groups playing with no real/full basketball rules… this design enhances the public space and provides multiplayer fun

    frameanform.com says:

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