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Lyon Architecture Designs – chronological list

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New Lyon Buildings, chronological:

27 June 2023
LDLC Arena Lyon stadium building
Architect: Populous ; Design: Jump Studios
LDLC Arena Lyon stadium building
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LDLC Arena Lyon Building
The Arena, which is expected to be finished by the end of 2023, has been designed by the global architecture design firm Populous, which also designed Lyon’s 59,186-capacity Groupama Stadium and Training Centre, completed in 2016. The 16,000-capacity arena will be the largest in France outside Paris, and one the most technologically and environmentally advanced in Europe.

24 Oct 2022
La Part Dieu Shopping Center
Design: MVRDV architects
La Part Dieu Shopping Center Lyon
photo © Ossip van Duivenbode
La Part Dieu Shopping Center Lyon Building

5 May 2022
Emergence Lafayette, Part-Dieu district
Design: SUD Architectes, ITAR Architectures and Wilmotte & Associés
Émergence Lafayette Lyon Buildings
photo © Gaela Blandy
Émergence Lafayette Lyon 3e
The Emergence Lafayette program is an operation driven by the Ogic as part of the regeneration and development project of the Part-Dieu district in Lyon by the AUC. This operation includes 138 housing units, 8,600 m² of offices, a young workers residence, a diocesan worship center, coworking spaces and shops. The project was carried out by SUD Architectes, ITAR Architectures and Wilmotte & Associés.

20 Nov 2020
Orange Campus, 107, Rue Maurice Flandin, La Part-Dieu
Design: Hardel Le Bihan Architects and Hga-hubert Godet Architects
Orange Campus Lyon
photo : Schnepp-Renou
Orange Campus Lyon
The Lacassagne telephone exchange is an emblematic building in the Part-Dieu district of Lyon. Built in 1972 by André Gutton, architect of public buildings and national monuments since the 1930s, it is part of the Orange group’s technical heritage. The operation to unite the regional staff of central–eastern France plans for the accommodation of 2,000 people on this unifying site.

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21 Aug 2017
“La Madeleine”- Festival des Architectures Vives de Montpellier
La Madeleine Architecture Festival Lyon Architecture News
photographers : Paul KOZLOWSKI ©photoarchitecture / ©AtelierMicroméga
La Madeleine Architecture Festival
Atelier Microméga’s colourful project “La Madeleine” has won the jury’s special mention at the 2017 edition of the Festival des Architectures Vives of Montpellier. This year the festival’s theme was ‘Emotion’.

17 Jul 2017
Cap Canal Social Housing, Villeurbanne
Design: Rue Royale Architectes
Cap Canal Social Housing Lyon Architecture News
photograph : Kelvin Dolmaire
Cap Canal Social Housing
How to approach designing a building offering 56 homes that also creates a balanced urban dynamic in an area undergoing a profound transformation? How to reclaim the river banks, open up a neighbourhood cut off by the canal and the ring road?

24 Jun 2017
Biennale d’Architecture of Lyon – Flower Pavilion
Design: laisné roussel architectes
Biennale d'Architecture of Lyon: Flower Pavilion |
photo © Giaime Meloni
Biennale d’Architecture of Lyon: Flower Pavilion
Designed as a playful installation, the Pavilion disrupts the boundaries between inside and outside, between architecture and nature. This exploratory structure is a vision for what could be tomorrow’s architecture.

25 Jan 2017
Requalification of the Rockefeller site, Faculty of Medicine Lyon East, University Claude Bernard Lyon
Design: Vurpas Architectes
Faculty of Medicine at University Claude Bernard - Lyon building news
photograph © Studio Erick Sailleti
Faculty of Medicine at University Claude Bernard in Lyon
The first phase of the renovation of the Lyon East Faculty of Medicine is a milestone in the history of Vurpas Architectes’ work on the Rockefeller site.

25 Nov 2016
Musée des Confluences
Musée des Confluences, Lyon architecture news
Musée des Confluences
Right from the 2001 international competition for a natural history museum in Lyon, the museum was envisioned as a “medium for the transfer of knowledge” and not as a showroom for products.

26 Apr 2016
The Véolia Environnement Centre-Est Training Campus, Jonage
Design: Arte Charpentier Architectes
Veolia Campus in Jonage
image © Géraldine Bruneel
Veolia Campus in Jonage
Located in Jonage, in the eastern suburbs of Lyon, this innovative and harmonious campus houses a professional training centre for environment, energy, transport, waste and water sectors.

10 Jun 2016 ; 25 Jan 2016
New Olympique Lyonnais Stadium
Design: Populous
Olympique Lyonnais Stadium
image from architecture office
Olympique Lyonnais Stadium in Lyon
The new home of Olympique Lyonnais opened on the 9th January 2016. The Grand Stade de Lyon will become a fantastic new home ground for one of France’s most iconic football teams and provide a key venue for the UEFA Euro 2016 Finals, including the first semi-final on the 6th July.

5 May 2016
Peace Footbridge – Passerelle de la Paix, Passerelle de Saint-Clair
Design: Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes
Peace Footbridge Lyon architecture news
image © Michael Zimmermann
Peace Footbridge in Lyon
This portion of the river is part of the development of the city to the North. The footbridge links the conference centre ‘Cité Internationale’ and St. Claire as well as two major parks on each side of the river, the Parc de la Tete d’or and the Parc of Saint Claire.

26 Apr 2016
Boarding House in Saint-Genis Laval
Design: rue royale architectes
Boarding House - Lyon architecture news
photograph : Erick Saillet
Boarding House in Saint-Genis Laval
96-bed boarding house at the Agricultural Technological and General André Paillot High School (LEGTA) in Saint-Genis Laval (69).

1 Mar 2016
Part-Dieu Shopping Centre in Lyon
Design: MVRDV
Part Dieu Shopping Centre
image from architects
Part-Dieu Shopping Centre in Lyon
Gérard Collomb, the Mayor of Lyon, has officially announced MVRDV’s transformation of Lyon’s large Part-Dieu shopping centre, the centre piece in a major renovation which includes the surrounding district. The scheme looks to redefine the area’s public space by creating terraces and gardens that step up into the retail complex.

17 Nov 2015
Hacine Cherifi gymnasium in Rillieux-La-Pape, Rillieux-La-Pape
Design: Tectoniques Architectes
Hacine Cherifi Gymnasium
photograph : 11h45
Hacine Cherifi Gymnasium
This Rillieux-La-Pape building has been awarded the WAN Wood in Architecture 2015 AWARD.

3 Jul 2014
Perrache-Confluence Substation Extension
Design: rue royale architectes
Perrache Confluence - Lyon architecture news
photograph : Studio Erick Saillet
Perrache-Confluence Substation Extension
It is rare that architects summon up the notion of disappearing when designing their projects. The very essence of architecture is the exact opposite. It is there to be seen, displayed, to make an impression. Sometimes, a site dictates the need to adopt a strategy where things are buried or hidden.

3 Jul 2014
Block 32 Development, La Duchère
Design: Tectoniques Architectes
Block 32 Lyon architecture news
photograph : On Stage
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.

10 Apr 2014
CONFLUENCE Institute for Innovation and Creative Strategies in Architecture
Design: Studio Odile DECQ architectes urbanistes
Confluence Institute for Innovation and creative strategies in Architecture
image Courtesy of Studio Odile DECQ architectes urbanistes
Confluence Institute Architecture Lyon
The Confluence is a new institution for architectural education and research based on an evolving and radical understanding of research, experimentation and trans-disciplinarity. It will bring together “Architects, critics, artists, thinkers, philosophers, film-makers, scientists, engineers and manufacturers” in order to develop an architecture that develops ideas unconstrained by “stylistic prejudice or ideology.”

10 Dec 2013
La Passerelle in Trévoux, near Lyon
Design: Pierre Vurpas et Associés Architectes
La Passerelle in Trévoux
photograph © Studio Erick SAILLET
La Passerelle in Trévoux
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.

10 Dec 2013
Passerelle de la Paix
Design: Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes
Passerelle de la Paix, Lyon
photo : Michael Zimmermann
Passerelle de la Paix
The bridge will link the 6th arrondissement in Lyon to the Park of Saint‐Clair at Caluire‐et‐Cuire. The 220 m long and 800 tons steel structure will be assembled on the bank of the Rhone and will be put in place.

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Le Monolithe – Lyon Confluence
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Monolith in Lyon
Designed by Erick van Egeraat
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The Orange Cube
Architects: Jakob + Macfarlane
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Docks Quay Rambaud
Odile Decq Benoît Cornette
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Mozart ZAC Housing
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Villeurbanne-Lyon Arena
Gensler / Groupe-6
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DI-VA house
Design: Tectoniques
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