Le Cœur

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Le Cœur - Quay of the Counts of Champagne
Designed by the Aube artist couple Michèle and Thierry Kayo-Houël, the Cœur de Troyes is the key element in the requalification of the quays of the Haute Seine Canal.

Made by the Sotralinox workshop, this lace is made of more than 200 pieces of stainless steel assembled together for a weight of one and a half tons, 4 m wide, 3.5 m high and 2 m deep.

At nightfall, dressed in red lights, the heart lights up and as the spectators move forward, a camera and a computer program animate the light beats: it is a heart that beats!
Set in the middle of the "bouchon", between his body and his head, this heart also symbolizes the romanticism that characterizes the historic city.


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