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Centre International d’Art Pariétal – Lascaux IV, France

Project data

Location: Montignac, France

Complete replica of the "Lascaux 4" cave as the central element of the CIAP museum complex


  • Exact replica of a historic cave on a scale of 1:1
  • Dimensionally-accurate construction of approx. 2,500 m² of wall surface with heights of up to 13.50 m and variable inclinations
  • Best possible surface quality through the use of SCC



Field Service
PERI France

Customer's benefit

  • Cost-effective formwork solution due to the use of standard systems
  • Efficient working operations through the provision of a complete range of safety equipment
  • End-to-end anti-fall protection on the modular MXP platform system with corresponding end platforms and guardrails
  • Fast and easy forming of the up to 13.50 m high and inclined walls
Joseph Bernardo, Serge Bertrand, Patrice Viguié
Site Managers

Having taken all possibilities into consideration, we chose the TRIO and VARIO wall formwork systems for realising the inclined walls of the Lascaux project. The handling of the TRIO elements is simple and practical at the same time, and the inclined surfaces could be joined together without any problems whatsoever – in spite of the changes in inclination between the individual wall sections. After carrying out some adjustments, the VARIO formwork proved to be a very sensible choice for forming the adjacent walls with counter-positioned inclinations.

PERI solution

  • Overall concept comprised of detailed technical preparation, a particularly safe formwork solution and continuous on-site consultation
  • Realisation of complex architecture with inclined walls and variable inclinations
  • Customized elements on the basis of VARIO GT 24 girder wall formwork for realising, in particular, those corner areas where two wall surfaces with counter-positioned inclinations are joined together
  • Moving of large-sized elements with only one crane pick
  • Full compliance with all requirements