Dordogne - France
Located in the Dordogne, the Lascaux Cave, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979, is one of the most prestigious archaeological discoveries of the 20th century. One of the masterpieces of prehistoric art by the number and aesthetic quality of its works, this cave is a major tourist site recognised internationally.
The opening of the new Lascaux International Center of Parietal Art in December 2016, now allows visitors from all over the world to experience the first complete replica of the cave. Lascaux lets visitors walk through the reproduction of the cave and view the masterpieces above.
Created by a multidisciplinary team, scenography firm Casson Mann and architects Snøhetta and SRA, the new building is located below the hill of Lascaux. With its monolithic form of great sobriety, the semi-buried building resonates with the surrounding nature and rock formations of the hill.
The replica of the cave, the "Sistine Chapel of Prehistory", offers an immersive experience.
The shop is a very important place in this complex, a must for all visitors to the site who wish to learn about Lascaux, or simply bring back a souvenir from the incredible visit.
With a long experience in museums and cultural spaces around the world - particularly in France - the USM Haller system has become a natural choice for architects and project decision-makers.
USM has the ability to offer specifically designed solutions for each use or each type of product, while retaining the ability to be modified at will and adapt to the evolution of the store. Its timeless design and remarkable manufactured quality allows it to withstand intensive use, have become a priority for choice.
White was chosen as it fits best in the vast entrance environment of the building, and used to create a unique reception area. Pure orange storage furniture has been chosen to bring warmth and functionality to the offices, where it offers great storage capacity and dividing the space.