The largest rock art replica
The International Cave Painting Center at Montignac-Lascaux
Scheduled to open in summer 2016
An international competition was held to choose the best design for this new 6000m2 space, situated at the foot of the hill at Lascaux. The successful entry sees Norwegian studio Snøhetta – with offices in Oslo and New York – working alongside Bordeaux-based Duncan Lewis to manage the construction project. The Casson Mann practice is responsible for managing the scenography, with scientific advice from a steering committee chaired by Yves Coppens.
AFSP has been commissioned to make the replica cave walls.
The 900m2 of decorated walls have been produced. This is a French rock art replica on an unprecedented scale, and will now be assembled.
AFSP has implemented new production methods and fine-tuned its tools in order to pro-duce the fac-similes within an extremely tight timescale (around 30 months). We also work with world-class partners to ensure our output is the best it can be. This ensures we meet the scientific, technological and artistic challenges such an exceptional task entails.