Design: Tectoniques Architectes. 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.
Confluence Institute for Innovation and Creative Strategies in Architecture. Design: Studio Odile DECQ architectes urbanistes. The Confluence is a new institution for architectural education and research based on an evolving and radical understanding of research, experimentation and trans-disciplinarity.
Design: Pierre Vurpas et Associés Architectes. A stone pebble cut like a diamond, a mineral forecourt that reaches out to draw in passers-by, a glass facade like an ever-changing skyscape, gilded like copper, words from the old French dictionary engraved into the glass panels, illuminated by curtains of woven metal: La Passerelle, a new cultural space for Trévoux, slots into the gap next to the hospital like a missing piece of the puzzle creating a perfect blend of history and contemporary architecture.
Passerelle de la Paix, Lyon, France. Design by Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes. The Grand Lyon is building a new pedestrian and bicycle bridge over the Rhone. The bridge will link the 6th arrondissement in Lyon to the Park of Saint‐Clair at Caluire‐et‐Cuire. On 12 December a highlight of the bridge construction will take place.
The Ilot K block by Atelier Vera & Barrand Architectes explores a new method for making the city today. It holds a special place in the geography and the temporality of the development of the Confluence project in Lyon.
Villa B, new Lyon house, France – design by Tectoniques – Lyon residence, new French property, new villa in southern France
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 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.
Extension of the IUFM school in Lyon: a media library (BUFM Etienne Dollet), a lecture theatre and a sports hall. “Completing the enclosure”.
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.
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.
“Projects grow out of their site” is the credo – or even a doxa – of Christian Charignon, founder of the Tekhnê architectural firm. This is proven by the gymnasium in Saint Martin en Haut in the Lyon area – an imposing box, 45 m long by 25 m wide and 10 m high.
The DI-VA house, whose name is a play on the owners’ names, occupies a previously empty space in the residential Croix-Rousse district of Lyon.
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.