In 2005, the Réunion region wanted to build a major cultural center with international reach. This original project shows the desire to acknowledge the dynamics of Réunion society and the challenges of an inclusive and sustainable development on the island. The region tasked the XTU agency with designing an open space spanning 9,000 square meters.
With its scientific and cultural project, the MCUR explores the elements that form the foundation of new “objectless” museums: how else can you discuss the topic of Réunion culture when all material traces have been erased by slavery, colonization or simply by abandonment? The MCUR aims to become a cultural, historical and social center, with spaces dedicated to science, culture, animations, games, rest areas, activities, and meeting places, as a social gathering hub.