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Musée Savoisien

Chambéry - France

The participatory approach made possible by the fablab concept gives the Savoie museum a new status and role. The idea of a laboratory museum proposes to give an account of history and objects while linking them to the present and to future dynamics. The laboratory is a space that generates reflection and creation. In this way, the museum exhibition space thus becomes a library of ideas and information likely to nourish the new generations of entrepreneurs and designers of the high mountain ecosystem in the context of climate change, which forces us to rethink the human in Nature.

Stakes of the project


The exhibition design approach of the Musée Savoisien (Savoie Museum) is inspired by the concept of fablab (a contraction of the English word fabrication laboratory, invented at MIT at the end of the 20th century), a place open to the public where all sorts of tools are made available for the design and production of objects in a collaborative mode involving neophytes, handymen, professionals and researchers.

The museum’s permanent exhibition thus reflects the territorial and cultural identity of Savoie: a place of openness, encounters and exchanges where future projects are being developed today.

The collections are not presented in an aesthetic way or put in a more or less realistic situation, they belong to a body of information on their conception, manufacture, use, design,…and are exhibited as such in the manner of a manufacturing workshop or a transdisciplinary research and experimentation laboratory.

Interactive devices (mock-ups, digital mediation,…) and human mediation allow knowledge, disciplines, institutions and companies to cross-fertilise on a regional and international scale in a collaborative mode.

In this way, the project aims to meet several pedagogical objectives: to stimulate visitors’ reflection and creativity while encouraging innovation and the co-construction of future projects. Awakening visitors through a rich panorama of documents, thematic parallels or technical comparisons can be as many levers to put a sustainable social and economic environment into perspective.

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    PROJECT OWNER : Department of Savoie / Musée Savoisien

    Inspection office : QUALICONSULT

    Safety and health protection coordinator : ELYFEC

    Scheduling, construction management and coordination : NCA / IGC


    Architect, leading firm : PRUNET Architecture et Urbanisme

    Associate architects : SEMPER Architecture / F + G Architects

    Architect and exhibition designer : ATELIERS ADELINE RISPAL

    Project lead: Adeline Rispal

    Project manager: Margaux Geib Lapinte

    Studies: Martial Marquet, Julie Chaudier, Eloise Bregnant, Pascaline Brosseau, Daniel Abreo

    3D images: Anthony Fitoussi, Yohan Reboul and Pauline Meyniel

    Engineering office for structure : ESCA

    Engineering office for environnement Fluids and Fire Safety Systems : Amstein & Walthert

    Construction economics : Cabinet Huet

    Environemental consultant : ACR Conseil

    Lighting design : Licht Kunst Licht

    Multimedia engineering : InnoVision

    Graphic design and signage : Guillaume Chéreau

    Graphic execution : Studio Irrésistible & Fondations Graphiques


    Structural work / Masonry : JACQUET

    Timber frame / Roofing and zinc work : RENAULT

    Metal framework / Metalwork : SOUDEM

    HVAC, Plumbing and Sanitary : EIMI

    Electricity, high and low voltage, lighting : BOUYGUES-En

    Wood and metal joinery / Restoration of joinery and locks : MDB

    Painting - Glued floor coverings / Decorative painting : BEL' ALIZEE

    Plastering - Insulation - Sealed coverings : KAYA

    Lifts : CFA Division NSA

    Elevator : SECURACCES

    Exhibit installation : SEQUOÏA

    Display cases : BRUNS

    Multimedia equipment : AXIANS

    Topographic model : DUCAROY GRANGE

    Tactile model : BRUNS

    Finishing work - Reconstitution : PALADDIO

    Signage : CHEVILLOTTE

    Plinths : VERSION BRONZE

    Photos : Luc Boegly