The renovation and extension to the Contemporary Ceramic started in 2009.
La Communauté de communes Terres du Haut Berry (the grouping of local councils in the highlands of the Upper Berry region) was the main client, and the company SEM Territoria was responsible for managing the client.
The architect Achim Von Meier from Die Werft’agency designed a project which perfectly fits its location. The existing building, the former village school for girls, now houses a professional workshop and a learning space on the ground floor. On the first floor the management team for the centre have their offices, as does the Ceramic Association of La Borne. The window ledges have been lowered to let in more light. Adjoining this building the architect wanted to create a huge glass-clad gallery measuring 665m2.