// arthitectural / Lyon

Explorations Architecture
Schuman Bridge on the Saône


Inaugurated by Explorations Architecture in November 2014, the Schuman bridge is the 17th bridge built on the Saône in Lyon. The international competition for the Schuman bridge, held in 2009 by the Urban community of Lyon (Grand Lyon), brought together designers such as Renzo Piano, Marc Mimram and Dietmar Feichtinger. Location Constructed along the narrows […]


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Atelier De La Passerelle
Evolution, densifying the city 145 apartments in Lyon


The GVB site is named after the three avenues that surround it: avenue Berthelot, route de Vienne and rue Garibaldi. This 1.7-hectare triangle of former industrial wasteland occupies a highly strategic location within the Lyon metropolitan area. It is situated in an urban area undergoing a profound transformation and developing at a rapid rate, in […]


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Tectoniques Architects
Block 32


Block 32 occupies a strategic position in the vast programme to renovate the Duchère neighbourhood, in Lyon. The OPAC du Rhône housing association has produced a building which incorporates 33 social rental housing units, 1,500m2 of office space dedicated to health-related activities, and has retail space throughout the ground floor. Its central location, at the […]


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Atelier de la Passarelle architects
Green Cascade


The urban block revisited The scheme comprises 100 housing units on a large 4,000 m2 site in Lyon’s 3rd arrondissement district. It occupies the northern part of an inner suburb-type block, characterised by various architecture of different programmes, forms, massing, and construction dates. The project takes the place of the demolished former Keller-Dorian factory (built […]


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COOP HIMMELB(L)AU
Musée des Confluences


Crystal Cloud of Knowledge The future society will be a society of knowledge. However this knowledge can hardly be split into clearly defined fields. Innovations develop within interspaces, within indistinctness, within the overlapping and hybridising. Questions regarding the future will be decided within transitional fields situated between technology, biology and ethics that are the central themes […]


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Odile Decq & Benoît Cornette
Pavillon 8 + Restaurant Archipel


Located at the end of the peninsula of the Docks, the bubbles of the Archipel come to supplement, such of the suspension points, the urban unit which constitutes the Lyon-Junction project. The round and ludic forms contrast with “terrestrial” architecture, the monumental force and the dynamism of parallelepiped volumes of the offices underline, which overhang it. The materiality of […]


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Atelier Christian de Portzamparc
Rhone Alpes County Hall


Regional power is growing stronger, and thus needs to assert its presence, to be symbolized in the urban space. Immediately the building shows its interior composed of debate and meeting areas. The luminous web of the various rooms is defined by the office buildings, which are coiling around and over it, thus diffusing the natural […]


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Atelier Christian de Portzamparc
La Croix Rousse Hospital


In the French city of Lyon, the Croix-Rousse Hospital is to be extended. Its actual organization has set up a “classical grandeur”. Located at the top of a hill, the institution overviews the city’s landscape, major and reassuring presence. The double constraint site – programme led to a linear spatial system functioning around two vertical […]


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Cyrille Druart
I-WAY


Inaugurated in July 2008 in Lyon, France, I-WAY is an international first. This exclusive building is entirely dedicated to automobile simulations (simulator technology offering 6 degrees of freedom inspired by the aeronautics industry), providing the public with access for the first time to eighteen machines. Organized around 3 simulation zones (Formula 1, Endurance, Rally/Touring), the […]


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