A former nineteenth-century foundry
The Atelier des Lumières is also about the restoration of a heritage site—that of the former PLICHON iron foundry. Established in the nineteenth century in the heart of the east of Paris and currently undergoing restoration, the foundry is for Culturespaces an essential part of the artistic experience. Rather than being a mere complement, the venue—with its spaces, history, and industrial character—has forged the identity of the project. Thanks to its monumental architecture, highlighted by the original metal structure that spans the great hall, the former iron foundry will provide the ideal setting for these digital experiments.
In the Halle visitors will find various monumental elements (a tank, storeroom, and pool) that have been converted to enable the visitors to enjoy interactive experiences.