What is a CIAP
A Center of interpretation of the architecture and the heritage
A Center of interpretation of the architecture and the heritage is a cultural establishment of closeness having for objectives the raising awareness, the information and the training of all the public in the architecture and in the heritage of the territory of the Country of art and history. This creation is asked in the agreement of the label Country of art and history signed between the community and the Ministry of Culture.
The development of the territory
The CIAP has for role to emphasize the architectural, patrimonial and landscaped resources of the territory to favor a profitable cultural development to all. À fault the various spaces, the education of the youngest in the quality of the landscapes and in the wealth of materials implemented in the realizations of the territory is favored. Considering the nature of the place of welcome, a former tilery-brickyard, a particular interest is carried here in the discovery of the universe of raw materials, transformation processes and products of the terra-cotta.
A logic of network
The CIAP contributes to complete the cultural meshing of the territory. The equipment positions as no distribution, afin in particular to send back the visitors inside the territory on other sites to propose a thorough discovery.
The projects of tomorrow
The equipment also has to allow to make sensitive the population in the stakes in the architectural, urban and landscaped evolution of the Country and to involve it more in the realization of projects of development of the heritage. In this context, the CIAP establishes for the community a privileged place of information and debates about urban planning projects, works in progress, best practice for the rehabilitation of the built heritage, etc.