Archaeological museum, Saint-Laurent church
Saint Laurent Church is a timeless place. The clearly identifiable juxtaposition of strata of historical buildings procures a unique and singular emotion. Here the 6th century, 8th century, 12th century and the 20th century exist side by side.
The latest planned stage, in terms of architecture and interior layout, must fit into the humble, sensitive and daring momentum of what has been built over time. The balustrade is one of the objects present all along the visit. We propose to make the handrail (or the ramp) of the balustrade the guiding theme of the narrative, identifying it as a part of the exhibit layout, unifying screens, ornaments and loudspeakers… At the level of the nave, our project seeks to accentuate a feeling of immersion by slightly extending some of the walkways above the remains of the cross-shaped funeral chapel. Motorised projectors positioned in existing holes in the ceiling project sequenced lighting, helping visitors to understand the different parts of the vestiges.
Scenographic design and technical assistance for the creation of the permanent exhibition, the enhancement of the archaeological site and historical monument, the interior signage and the surroundings of the archaeological museum in Grenoble.
1 000 m²
Projectiles, architect (project manager)
Panni Demeter, graphic design
Laurent Vergnaud, lighting design
Department of Isère, Direction of Culture and Heritage