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AUM Pierre Minassian Offices / AUM Pierre Minassian

02:00 - 24 April, 2019
AUM Pierre Minassian Offices / AUM Pierre Minassian, © Erick Saillet
© Erick Saillet

© Erick Saillet © Erick Saillet © Erick Saillet © Erick Saillet + 23

ALA Wins Competition to Design New University Library in Lyon

05:00 - 12 March, 2019
ALA Wins Competition to Design New University Library in Lyon, Learning Center of Université Lumière Lyon II. Image Courtesy of ALA Architects
Learning Center of Université Lumière Lyon II. Image Courtesy of ALA Architects

Finnish practice ALA Architects has won the competition to design the new Learning Center of Université Lumière Lyon II in France. The project will be the second major library building by the office behind the recently opened Helsinki Central Library Oodi, and it will be ALA's first French commission. The building will replace the existing library and showcase sustainable construction alongside new teaching and study methods.

Learning Center of Université Lumière Lyon II. Image Courtesy of ALA Architects Learning Center of Université Lumière Lyon II. Image Courtesy of ALA Architects Learning Center of Université Lumière Lyon II. Image Courtesy of ALA Architects Learning Center of Université Lumière Lyon II. Image Courtesy of ALA Architects + 5

Office Building Lyon Confluence Îlot A3 / Christian Kerez

05:00 - 5 September, 2018
Office Building Lyon Confluence Îlot A3 / Christian Kerez, © Maxime Delvaux
© Maxime Delvaux

© Maxime Delvaux © Maxime Delvaux © Maxime Delvaux © Maxime Delvaux + 13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lyon, France
  • Category

  • Project Architect

    Catherine Dumont d'Ayot
  • Project Team

    Catherine Dumont d'Ayot, Werner Schührer, Federico Rossi, Francesca d'Apuzzo, Martin Kugelmeier, Lion Haag, Marina Montresor, Nathanael Weiss, Jonas Rauber, Lou Dumont d'Ayot, Ginevra Masiello, Hermes Killer, Francesca Gagliardi, David-Lloyd Ruggiero, Andreas Papadantonakis, Micheal Godden, Holger Harmeier, Michelle Nägeli
  • Area

    6600.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Superior Art School / LCR Architectes

03:00 - 27 July, 2018
Superior Art School / LCR Architectes, © Kevin Dolmaire
© Kevin Dolmaire

© Kevin Dolmaire © Kevin Dolmaire © Kevin Dolmaire © Kevin Dolmaire + 18

Ilot A3, Tour de Logements / Herzog & de Meuron

03:00 - 24 May, 2018
Ilot A3, Tour de Logements / Herzog & de Meuron, © Julien Lanoo
© Julien Lanoo

© Maxime Delvaux © Maxime Delvaux © Jonathan Letoublon © George Dupin + 25

  • Architects

  • Location

    97 Cours Charlemagne, 69002 Lyon, France
  • Category

  • Partners

    Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, Christine Binswanger (Partner in Charge)
  • Project Team

    Christoph Röttinger (Associate, Project Director), Emmanuel Guilloux (Project Manager), Claire Gamet (Project Manager), Delphine Camus, Chloé Eckert, Shusuke Inoue, Sara Jimenez, Antoine Meinnel, Alexa Nürnberger (Associate), Romain Pequin
  • Area

    5751.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Construction Begins on MVRDV’s Redesign for Europe’s Biggest Urban Shopping Center

12:20 - 13 March, 2018
Construction Begins on MVRDV’s Redesign for Europe’s Biggest Urban Shopping Center, © Kréaction
© Kréaction

In the 3rd Arrondissement of the French city of Lyon, construction has begun on Lyon Part-Dieu, an MVRDV-designed scheme seeking to transform the city’s main shopping center. Featuring partly-transparent glass and a public green roof, the MVRDV scheme will revitalize and integrate what was formerly an introverted complex built for an era dominated by the car.

At 166,000 square meters, Lyon Part-Dieu is the largest downtown shopping center in Europe, built in 1975. In order to improve the existing outdated complex, MVRDV worked with co-architects SUD to produce a design that offers a contemporary update to the existing façade and a re-organization of the interior program.

Chipster Blister House / AUM Pierre Minassian

09:00 - 24 September, 2017
Chipster Blister House / AUM Pierre Minassian, © Erick Saillet
© Erick Saillet

© Erick Saillet © Erick Saillet © Erick Saillet © Erick Saillet + 15

White Snake House / AUM Pierre Minassian

00:00 - 6 September, 2017
Courtesy of AUM Pierre Minassian
Courtesy of AUM Pierre Minassian

Courtesy of AUM Pierre Minassian Courtesy of AUM Pierre Minassian Courtesy of AUM Pierre Minassian Courtesy of AUM Pierre Minassian + 17

Flower Market / Atelier Didier Dalmas

05:00 - 16 August, 2017
Flower Market / Atelier Didier Dalmas, © Jérôme Ricolleau
© Jérôme Ricolleau

© Jérôme Ricolleau © Jérôme Ricolleau © Jérôme Ricolleau © Jérôme Ricolleau + 19

House Cylinder / Town and Concrete

03:00 - 31 July, 2017
House Cylinder / Town and Concrete, Courtesy of Town and Concrete
Courtesy of Town and Concrete

Courtesy of Town and Concrete Courtesy of Town and Concrete Courtesy of Town and Concrete Courtesy of Town and Concrete + 19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lyon, France
  • Category

  • Lead Architect

    Cyril Lancelin
  • Area

    270.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2019

Bon Lait Sports Hall / Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architekten

11:00 - 28 July, 2017
Bon Lait Sports Hall  / Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architekten, © Julien Lanoo
© Julien Lanoo

© Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo + 12

School Group Beauvert / Atelier Didier Dalmas

15:00 - 13 July, 2017
School Group Beauvert / Atelier Didier Dalmas, © Erick Saillet
© Erick Saillet

© Erick Saillet © Erick Saillet © Erick Saillet © Erick Saillet + 17

La Maison Etirée / Barres & Coquet

05:00 - 22 June, 2017
La Maison Etirée / Barres & Coquet, © Aurélien Aumond
© Aurélien Aumond

© Aurélien Aumond © Aurélien Aumond © Aurélien Aumond © Aurélien Aumond + 17

See Le Corbusier’s Convent de la Tourette Come to Life in this New Video

14:00 - 22 May, 2016

One of the most significant buildings of the late modernist style, Le Corbusier’s Convent de la Tourette exemplifies the architect’s style and sensibilities in the latter end of his career. Built between 1956 and 1960 on a hillside near Lyon, France, the priory dominates the landscape, with its strict, geometric form.

MVRDV Reveals Plans to Transform Part-Dieu Shopping Center in Lyon

13:30 - 29 February, 2016
MVRDV Reveals Plans to Transform Part-Dieu Shopping Center in Lyon, © l'autre image
© l'autre image

MVRDV and the Mayor of Lyon have revealed plans to transform the city's Part-Dieu shopping center. The commission, awarded to MVRDV after the practice won a competition in 2013, focuses on preserving the center's original identity while redefining its public spaces and revitalizing its "iconic" facade. With MVRDV's scheme, the building's edges will "evaporate" as it reaches the street, creating a more inviting atmosphere that extends the public realm into the center.

Non-residential Day Camp Centre in Givors / Tectoniques Architect

11:00 - 19 February, 2016
Non-residential Day Camp Centre in Givors / Tectoniques Architect, Courtesy of 11h45 et Vargas -Tectoniques
Courtesy of 11h45 et Vargas -Tectoniques

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Video: Musée des Confluences / Coop Himmelb(l)au

14:00 - 21 December, 2015

"If you only think in architectural terms, only architecture will come out." - Wolf Prix

Inspired by space suits, Formula One circuits, and many other "mind expanding machines," Wolf D. Prix of Coop Himmelb(l)au explains the thought process that went behind their design of the Musée des Confluences in Lyon, France. With spiraling ramps and bridges throughout, the museum allows visitors to explore the space "freely," despite the constraints of gravity, and, in a sense, "conquer space." Read on for Spirit of Space's full interview with Prix.

Schuman Bridge / Explorations Architecture

15:00 - 13 November, 2015
Schuman Bridge / Explorations Architecture, © Guillaume Satre
© Guillaume Satre

© Guillaume Satre © Guillaume Satre © Guillaume Satre © Guillaume Satre + 22