Casson Mann Enhances the Lascaux International Centre

 - May 8, 2019
References: cassonmann & dezeen
The Lascaux International Centre for Cave Art utilizes design sensibilities and cutting-edge technology to introduce an educational and exciting environment. Snøhetta was the firm that was tasked with creating the aesthetic of the museum, while Casson Mann supplemented this experience through the adoption of 3D laser scanning and resin facsimiles of the original surfaces. The digital interpretations are "replicas of 20,000-year-old cave paintings." The originals are inaccessible to the public since the 1960s as it was deemed that the artworks would not withstand the exposure to carbon dioxide.

This is an instance where design and technology are capable of replicating and immortalizing a piece of history. Casson Mann's 3D scannings and cave facsimiles at the Lascaux International Centre were awarded Interiors Project of the Year at Dezeen Awards 2018.