An urban museum in the Heights of Chambéry?
Following on from the monumental frescoes on the Mâconnais towers, Cristalh imagines the creation of several murals to form an artistic trail that would evolve in line with the rehabilitation of the built heritage, creating a discovery trail in the Hauts de Chambéry. All these creations are discussed with the inhabitants and associative partners of the district and the City and involve the schools.
Two giant murals on the Maconnais towers
To accompany the rehabilitation, Cristalh and CitéCréation commissioned the architect and designer Luc Schuiten to paint two giant frescoes on the 18 floors of the Le Crêt de l’Aigle and La Dent de l’Ours towers. To date, these are the tallest works of their kind in Europe. The two frescoes, which will be completed in spring 2021 for one and spring 2022 for the other, represent two immense forests to better integrate the buildings into the surrounding nature. Entrusted to artists from the CitéCréation school of monumental mural painting, their creation was an opportunity to discover the profession of mural painter. Associations and schools in the Hauts de Chambéry area organised workshops and visits, and the children were able to learn about the techniques of the professionals they met.