The point of departure
The wall around the Saint-Charles clinic in Lyon was constantly tagged. To remedy this problem, the Sisters of the Congregation of Saint Charles, very involved in the sustainable development actions they are carrying out in Africa, have asked the City of Lyon to find a lasting solution. Contacted by Lyon’s Urban Planning Assistant, the Scop CitéCréation has imagined an ambitious project using plants, light and mural painting. To bring reflections and questionings in a planetary dimension, the designers of CitéCréation chose to paint three photographs of Yann Artus-Bertrand, known to sensitize the general public to the environment.
Action / result
The wall has now become an emblem that demands responsible urban planning for all, driven by the desire for creativity, the desire to waken the senses and place ecology at the heart of tomorrow’s city, and the desire to embellish the living environment with innovative ideas for the pleasure of visitors, tourists and the Lyonnais. It is now respected under the watchful gaze of the neighbourhood’s inhabitants. An innovation unanimously hailed by professionals and tourists alike, in 2012 it was awarded the international City People Light Award by the Lucy network for its sustainable lighting, aesthetic quality and the urban materials used.
Budget et Technique
Cost of the monumental mural design project:
- Project coordination/ Design & Colours / Production of the overall design.
- €100 K ex. tax*, (excluding plant installation)
- Timetable for carrying out the project: 6 months.
Technical characteristics of the painted facades:
*Excluding scaffolding, surface preparation, team facilities, site office with access to water.