La Cabane Davout

Commissioned by
  • Political call for projects of the town of Paris
  • Aux Mille Lieux
  • Clémence Passot
  • Julie Fruchon

Located at 37 Boulevard Davout in north-eastern Paris, La Cabane Davout offers free, fun activities led by neighbourhood associations.

In 2014, the centre decided to establish a form of graphic communication, in cooperation with partner associations, through several workshops with association members. After brainstorming together to choose a name for the centre, the participants designed a giant wood sign for the garden fence. Neighbourhood residents then built the sign during a weeklong workshop with the association Extramuros.

The “Cabane” typeface was designed to represent the centre, with a technical specification: it had to be cut from the wood without curves.

 In 2015, Julie Fruchon and Clémence Passot redesigned the street entrance to the centre, creating:

- a painted mural with a map of the neighbourhood associations

- a sign with arrows displaying the hours & activities

- a terrace and a bench to store the 2,000 game piece

- a visual expression game in which participants create temporary artworks using wood “pixels”.

The game was created in summer 2015 during participatory workshops with children and teens from the surrounding area.

Non recherche-action plateforme socialdesign
Cadre budgétaire
  • 20 950 €
Project duration
  • 2014 – 2015
  • 2 year of intervention
  • Boulevard Davout, Paris, France
  • Acsè: 6%
  • DAC: 9%
  • DPVI: 40%
  • Paris Habitat: 46%