The point of departure
Like many industrial sites of its category, the refinery has several installations that are visually difficult to integrate in the landscape due to their dimensions (height, volume, etc.). Situated close to the inhabitants of Feyzin and bordered by the A7 highway along which large numbers of Europeans travel to the south, the refinery wanted to improve its integration in the environment and soften and embellish
Action / result
The advantages were immediately visible thanks to the changes in the perception of the neighbouring population and passers-by. It aided them to better accept the refinery in the local landscape and won better “artistic” recognition of the refinery as it became an element in the circuit of murals visible in the Lyon region.
This resulted in the in-house development of reflexes and a culture to integrate the visual aspects of new projects programmed for TOTAL’s sites.
Budget et Technique
Cost of the monumental mural design project:
- Project coordination/ Design / Production of the overall design.
- €630 K ex. tax*.
The property in figures:
- 5.7 million tons of crude oil a year.
- 585 employees.
- Timetable for carrying out the project: 2 years.
Technical characteristics of the painted facades:
- Prefabricated concrete and steel tanks.
*Excluding scaffolding, surface preparation, team facilities, site office with access to water.