The Mayor of Lyon, France, has unveiled plans for a dense, mixed-use district planned for the Lyon Confluence. Masterplanned by Herzog & de Meuron, in collaboration with landscapist Michel Desvigne, the 35-hectare scheme will be the first plot developed in the second phase of a larger regeneration initiative that aims to “double the city-center” by reclaiming a massive, post-industrial site on the city’s central peninsula. Once complete, the second phase, known as “Ilot A3”, will provide more than 2,000 homes in a lush residential park and vibrant “market quarter.”
With a primary goal of connecting the new district to the existing city-center, three new bridges will be constructed during phase two: Pont Raymond Barre to extended tramway; Pont des Girondins to connect Lyon Confluence and Gerland; and La Transversale to provide a straight route for human-powered travel, including two footbridges over the Rhône and Saône.
Dense housing will be provided in the “Market Quarter,” which will be host to a variety of offices, shops and public amenities in mixed-use buildings that vary from three to 17 storeys. Private residential plots will be made available in a lush residential park, dubbed “Le Champ” (French for “field”), whose pedestrian-friendly transportation routes will be dictated by a meandering, natural landscape.
As part of the architectural and environmental design defined by Herzog & de Meuron, a team of six local and international, emerging and established architects, have been invited to design the eight buildings on the new site.
Construction on the first buildings is expected to start in 2015 with the first buildings completed by the end of 2017.
Location28, rue casimir perier, 69002 lyon, france
Partners In ChargeJacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, Christine Binswanger
Design TeamChristoph Röttinger (associate), Alexa Nürnberger, Tomislav Dushanov (associate), Caetano Braga da Costa de Bragança, Emi Jean Bryan, Aurélien Caetano, Delphine Camus, Grégoire Deberdt, Tomislav Dushanov (associate), Mathilde Dutilleul, Chloé Eckert, Joris Jakob Fach, Marc-Achille Filhol, Hans Focketyn, Cristina Génova, Yann Gramegna, Nicolas Grosmond, Osma Erik Lindroos, Antoine Meinnel, Carmo Montalvão, Sophie Shiraishi, Hans Sebastian von Bernuth
Landscape Project ManagerAna Marti-Baron
Landscape DesignMichel Desvigne
Digital TechnologiesEdyta Augustynowicz, Norman Peter Hack, Steffen Riegas, Kai Strehlke
ClientSPLA Lyon Confluence
General DirectorJean-Pierre Gallet
Project ManagerSylvie Josse
PhotographsCourtesy of Herzog & de Meuron
Reference: Lyon Confluence