The project helps redefine the city centre of Chaville that is surrounded by large, beautiful forests. It is this forest landscape that gives the Cultural and Leisure Centre its character. As a tribute to the neighbouring forests, which are both a source of inspiration and an integral part of world heritage, the new project is of a sculptural nature, with big and stylised trees making up the façade. This lace-like woodwork outer layer stands out against a background of black, concrete perimeter walls.
This project, which aims to bring poetry to the heart of Chaville, is also a medium for ecological creativity, because it uses wood in a completely new way. The ornamental latticed work made of rough larch testifies to the work of artists and carpenters who sculptured the wood and assembled 57 units fifteen metres high, without joints or visible clamping devices. This exceptional performance makes the inhabitants aware of the primitive wealth they enjoy, namely the forest.