The point of departure
The Vallonnière high rise estate was built between 1963 and 1965 in view to housing the employees of large local industrial and service companies (Rhodiacéta, Hospices Civils de Lyon, etc.). This very visible ensemble at the north entry of the city is composed of 3 buildings with 450 apartments and can house up to 2,000 people. 60 years after its construction the estate is destined to fulfil a new urban role and upgrade its identity. This upgrade is important for renewing the link between the buildings and their residents.
Action / result
Under the supervision of the contracting owner, Vilogia, CitéCréation designed and produced a circuit of three monumental murals intended to break the uniformity of the buildings and create a dialogue between the latter and their environment. The visuals of the three monumental pictural works on the buildings were designed with the tenants who participated in three creative workshops. They echo the history of the high rise estate and provide the starting point for creating a new and strong identity for this residential site.
The project has led to strong dynamism among the tenants with a reduction of vandalism and the collective assertion of pride in their estate. The image of the entrance into Lyon has been renewed and visitors come to discover this new urban facility designed to make the district more attractive and forge a link with the city centre.
Budget et Technique
Cost of the monumental mural design project:
- Consultation / Design / Production of 3 murals on the property produced in 2 years.
- €200 K ex. tax*.
The property in figures:
- 450 dwellings in 3 buildings (240 / 100 / 90).
- 1,400 inhabitants.
- Timetable for the refurbishment: 2 years.
Technical characteristics of the painted facades:
* Excluding scaffolding, surface preparation, team facilities, site office with access to water.