The mural of the Renaissance in Oullins (Lyon Metropolis) : CitéCréation celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2018

CitéCréation celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2018. The cooperative enterprise has designed and created more than 750 murals in the hearts of cities, in businesses or in social housing districts.

We open the photo album to present you each week a mural, a monumental wall design or a fresco for social housing.
Oullins, cradle of painted walls made in France: the Renaissance Fresco (Oullins).

It is one of the first murals, conceived and realized under the name of the association Popul’Art which will become a few years later, CitéCréation in 1986. It dates from 1982. Already with its own identity, it draws on the long history of the SNCF machine building workshops and the history of the town’s railway workers. The House of the People built in 1920 was already called Renaissance, and the theatre that succeeded it kept the same name. This childbirth in the crash of the metal sheets is in the measure of the hope born from the social struggles of the beginning of the XXth century. The image does not leave indifferent. In today’s city, after a large poll, it is acclaimed and the people of Oullin wanted to keep it.

Highlighting: City of Oullins Technical Services

The mural fo the Renaissance in Oullins - France