The murals of the Tony Garnier urban city of Lyon restored – Bâti Journal
A true open-air museum in the heart of the city, the Tony Garnier urban city of Lyon is known worldwide for its 24 artistic murals created on the facades of residential buildings.
After 30 years of exposure, they are now undergoing a vast renovation program launched by Grand Lyon Habitat. Already players in the first renovation program, CitéCréation and Zolpan are once again combining their colourful know-how.
20 years after the completion of these murals, a technical expertise commissioned by Grand Lyon Habitat, owner of the property complex, demonstrates the need to replace the supports for half of the murals. In total, 24 giant building facades made with Zolpan products, a total of 5,500 m2, are to be restored over a period of 8 to 10 years.
Of the 24 projects, 8 frescoes will be reproduced identically, 8 will be improved and 8 others will be completely redone.
Photo: ©Michel Djaoui