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Contemporary Architectural Developments in region of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, southern France, Europe

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Lyons Building Designs

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Architecture News arranged chronologically:

5 May 2022
Émergence Lafayette, Lyon, southern France
Design: SUD Architectes, ITAR Architectures and Wilmotte & Associés
Émergence Lafayette Lyon Buildings - French architecture news
photograph © Gaela Blandy
Émergence Lafayette Lyon Buildings

13 Nov 2013
Ilot K Block Lyon Confluence, southern France
Design: Atelier Vera & Barrand Architectes with Yves Moutton and Benoit Crépet
Ilot K block Lyon Confluence Lyons Buildings
picture © Asylum pour NACARAT
Ilot K Block Lyon Confluence
The “Ilot K” block is the result of an innovative approach, devised through the encounter between the developer, Nacarat, and the Atelier Vera & Barrand architectural firm, to develop the concept from scratch for a mixed-use programme, combining shops and office premises, housing and a car silo. The long-term aim was to change attitudes and habits by imagining and testing the capacities for vertical mixing of uses.

2 Jul 2013
Paul Chevallier School Complex
Design: Tectoniques Architects
Paul Chevallier School Complex Lyon Buildings
photo : Renaud Araud
Paul Chevallier School Complex
The Paul Chevallier school complex is situated in Rillieux-la-Pape, a northern suburb of Lyon. At 5,034 m2, it is an unusually large project; and this indicates the growing attractiveness of the area. The complex currently comprises a nursery school and an elementary school. In 2014, a gym will be added, which will also be available for community activities. The site occupies an entire block, close to the centre of the district.

14 Jun 2013
Saint-Genis-Laval Housing, near Lyon, southern France
Design: Jacky Suchail Architectes
Housing in Saint-Genis-Laval Lyons Buildings
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Saint-Genis-Laval Housing
Saint-Genis-Laval has developed since the 1950s, go hand in hand with a dynamic, innovative social housing policy. The purpose of Les Platanes is to provide accommodation for travellers who have been sedentary for the last thirty years, but whose living conditions, in terms of health and safety, are precarious.

6 Mar 2013
Lyon La Duchère, France
Design: Mikou Design Studio
Lyon La Duchère
picture from architect
Appartements La Duchère Lyon
The 60 apartments, divided into block 7 and 8 are situated on Balme Hill in the district La Duchère in Lyon. The apartments are facing Boulevard Balmont on the South and benefit from a panoramic view of the city due to the sloped topography of the site.

10 Dec 2012
Mozart ZAC Housing, Lyon
Mozart ZAC Housing France
photo : Renaud Araud
Mozart ZAC Housing
For Tectoniques, this project represents a relatively recent process of reflection and production – that of collective housing in an urban landscape. The team is familiar with the theme of habitats: accommodation for elderly and/or dependent people, tourist residences or private houses. But this is their first design for urban social housing.

5 Dec 2012
Public Toilets in Tête d’Or Park, north of Lyon city centre
JS Architecture Urbanisme
Tête d'Or Park Building
photo : Franck Fleury
Tête d’Or Park Lyon
Jacky Suchail Architecture Urbanisme has recently installed eight new public toilets in the Tête d’Or. They are easily visible and conveniently located on the perimeter of the park and at strategic points within it. They are all different, though with a similar basic form in wood and concrete: plinth, superstructure, screen and sun shades.

Villeurbanne-Lyon Arena
Gensler / Groupe-6
Villeurbanne-Lyon Arena - Lyons Buildings
image © Gensler
Villeurbanne-Lyon Arena
Gensler is pleased to announce its selection by Société De Projet Salle Multifonction, S.A.S. (“SPSM”), as lead architect for the Villeurbanne-Lyon Arena project, a new 12,000-seat indoor multipurpose arena that includes the Tony Parker Academy, a training academy for promising young basketball players. This project is expected to open in Villeurbanne, France, in April 2015, and will anchor a broader mixed-use development that will include a public plaza, team practice facilities, a cultural hall and links to nearby transit.

Hotel de Region Rhone Alpes
Architect: Atelier Christian de Portzamparc
Rhone Alpes County Hall
picture © Atelier Christian de Portzamparc
Lyons Building : Hotel de Region Rhone Alpes – added 8 Jun 2011
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 light and multiplying the sights.
This new kind of open block unveils a whole inner scenery to the court and the street to embrace the city. The interpenetration of inhabited solids and voids sets a visible forum, a political square.

Recent Lyons Building Design

Hopital de la Croix Rousse
Christian de Portzamparc
Lyon Hospital building
image from Christian de Portzamparc
Hopital de la Croix Rousse

Lyon is often referred to as Lyons in English

Location: south of France

Third largest French city after Paris and Marseilles

Lyons Buildings

Key Lyons Architecture Projects, alphabetical:

DI-VA house, Lyon, southern France
Design: Tectoniques
House in Lyon
photograph : Georges Fessy, Agence Tectoniques
House in Lyon – 20 Dec 2011
This French house, whose name is a play on the owners’ names, occupies a previously empty space in the residential Croix-Rousse district of Lyon. The house turns away from direct confrontation, and exploits chinks in the landscape in order to optimise the views and ambiances.

Docks Quay Rambaud
Odile Decq Benoît Cornette
Lyon Docks Building
image © Odile Decq – Labtop
incl. Pavilion 8 + Archipel Restaurant
Archipel Restaurant Lyons

La Tourette Monastery
Le Corbusier

Lyon-Satolas Airport Railway Station
Santiago Calatrava Architects

Le Monolithe
MVRDV architects
Le Monolithe Lyons Buildings
image © Philippe Ruault
Le Monolithe Lyon

Musée des Confluences
Coop Himmelbau
New Lyon museum by Coop Himmelb(b)au Architects: opening of visitor’s pavilion at the site of the Musée des Confluences took place on 8 Oct 2007 at Quai Perrache, Lyon

Olympique Lyonnais Stadium
HOK Sport
60,000-seat octagonal stadium

The Orange Cube
Jakob + Macfarlane
The Orange Cube Lyons Buildings
photo : Nicolas Borel
The Orange Cube Lyon

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Biscuit House, nr Lyon

Pierre Minassian architect
Lyon house
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Lyon house

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