The point of departure
The architecture of the Croix-Rousse plateau is functional and sturdy, with large windows (to let in light) and vast rooms under the ceilings (on average 4 metres high), to allow the installation of weaving looms. But little by little developments and changes in architectural modes in the district (with collapsed buildings) led to the appearance of huge blind walls.
Action / result
Today, one of the most visited public sites in Lyon, this major urban work is enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of tourists from all over the world. Many of the tourist circuits start at its base. Since 1987, the date when the first monumental work was created, first the district and then the whole city have been integrated in this fresco.
Budget et Technique
Cost of the monumental mural design project:
- Project coordination (policy, scientific and technical committees) / Design / Production of 1,200 m² of artistic mural painting.
- €250 K ex. tax* (initial version).
The property in figures:
- Building located in year area listed by the Architects of France.
- Timetable for carrying out the project: 9 months.
Technical characteristics of the painted facades:
*Excluding scaffolding, surface preparation, team facilities, site premises.