What is this place?
Located in Albigny-sur-Saône and built in the 1920’s, the 2 main buildings of the industrial estate manufactured cement-based products- plaster partition walls, and the such.
When it stopped operating it became a refuge for wild plants – and shady gatherings, according to locals. Naturally, it was also a meeting point for street artists and urbex photographers.
A whole team of locals, some of whom would drive past the place on a daily basis, imagined how it could be put back to work.
The grounds and walls have a raw quality, a kind of charm. The river Saône, a stone’s throw away, brings it typical “guinguette” atmosphere.
Finally, the grounds are easily accessible by car (with parking facilities), public transport, and even by boat. With these basic ingredients, they imagined a very different future for the location.
Tasty Days & Crazy Nights
Starting this April, Wednesdays and weekends will be packed – scroll down and hit the “Season 1” link !
Architecture and urbanism are the foundations of the Cimenterie’s future
The Cimenterie: two huge buildings, with large stretches of land. This makes the Cimenterie an appealing canvas for architects and interior designers.
The first sketches are a feast for the eyes although some patience will be required.
All we can say for the time being it that 2020 will be a turning point- we’ll keep you posted.
On the subject of work in progress, we did suggest that they make their website more friendly for English speakers… we’ll (soon) see how that goes!