Over there on the platform opposite Saint-François, rising out of the cracked ground where no one walks, a silhouette utters gently. It is a large poplar, for a long time sad and disillusioned, forgotten by the city and its inhabitants.
However, thanks to Aurore, Milo Martin’s statue that is lounging a few metres further down in her relaxed classicism, the tree has found new impetus. There is a form of complicity between them, a silent conversation. For her, the poplar would lift mountains.
For the moment however, it is mainly lifting the concrete that is cracking at its base: its roots spread towards the sky, and a whole garden has rushed into the cracks.
Service des parcs et domaines sur une idée de :
Juliette Bernier, cheffe de projet routes et mobilité (CH)
Rémi Desarzens, chef d’équipe, jardinier (CH)
Barbara Netti, architecte, routes et mobilité (CH)
Jeremy Pamingle, architecte paysagiste (CH)
Service des parcs et domaines
Belle de Nuit, Mirabilis jalapa
Molène thapsus, Verbrascum thapsus
Origan, Origanum vulgare
Peuplier d’Italie, Populus nigra