ACROSS THE SEINE
By Tanguy Macq
"Across the Seine" is my graduation project for my last year here at NEW3DGE.
I wanted to bring something different to my portfolio by having a more grounded project.
Set in 2040, in a world where there's no more glacier due to climate change and heavy industrialized/polluted world, the ocean and water level raised higher all over the world, and is now reaching half of the city.
We are following the story of a liner getting back into the city after a long period being away.
However, time has changed, as well as the city. Peoples are now used to live in these conditions for a long time and have been prepared for the city to be flooded. A world where the vegetation coexists with the industrialization of the city.
WELCOME TO PARIS
This project was inspired by one of the most famous flood that happened in Paris during January 1910.
Black and White photography has always been one of my favorite subject when it comes to inspiration, whether it's for storytelling or worldbuilding ideas, there always have been something special about them for me.
MY PROJECT IS DIVIDED IN 3 PARTS:
>> The first one being towards the entrance of the city.
>> The Second one focusing in the streets and life inside the city.
>> The third one showing where the boat actually heads towards to.
A lot of iterations were done when exploring what the city can look like in this world. The idea behind the architecture was to get a mix between the Haussmann architecture from Paris, having some sea-vegetation that would have grown on these buildings while still convincing that over-industrialised look on these buildings.
While looking for ideas for the city, I stumbled upon "La Joute des mariniers" by Nicolas-Jean-Baptiste Raguenet.
This bridge used to have peoples living/working on them, I really liked this idea.
Unfortunately, this didn't made it into finished pieces, but I still wanted to share these explorations.
The final part of the project takes place close to the Grand Palais.
The day is ending and our liner is arriving at his final destination after his journey across the city. The idea behind this place was to use the Palais as a warehouse area. After travelling for weeks outside the city, the boat will take some repairs at this place.