Project Description


  • Lyon Confluence
  • Lyon Confluence
  • Lyon Confluence
  • Lyon Confluence
  • Lyon Confluence

Languages available: FR EN

Minimum group size: 1

Maximum group size: 20

Duration: 4 hours

DESCRIPTION – Lyon: Confluence Phase 2 – WWF Zero Carbon

The second phase of the new Confluence Urbain Project in Lyon is being constructed on 40 hectares of land near the tip of the peninsula  which divides the Rhone and the Soane Rivers. The two phases together will total 1 million square meters of construction.

The second phase  will be certified “WWF  Plan for Sustainable Building “with “Zero Carbon”, where the production of energy will compensate the consommation of energy. Innovative Planning, Social, Architectural, Sustainable Building, and Landscaping principles are being implemented in this ambitious project whose goal is to demonstrate a new way to make a city.

Herzog and De Meuron from Bale, the Master Planners for the Second Phase as well as Jean Nouvel have constructed respectively 15 and 17 story apartment towers. Manuel Herz from Bale, Tatiana Bilbao from Mexico, and Christian Kerez from Zurich have also realized housing projects which  possess  an innovative  “Intelligent Building”  technology where the energy  of each apartment  will automatically learn to adapt itself to the life patterns of its inhabitants.

The new School of Architecture and Urban Srategies designed, founded and directed by the Parisien architect Odile Decq  is in its first year of operation. The project also includes a seven story student residence designed by Odile Decq.

Other projects will be realised by architects such as David Chipperfeld, Diener and Diener with Clément Vergely, Mahuel Aires Mateus, as well as the Atelier Vera.

Discover this guided visit nd you will be able to see the project for the Phase 2 of the Confluence in Lyon, France. Our tours are focused on architecture and urbanism and they are perfect for architecture lovers, experts and professionals as well as groups and student trips. Enjoy with Artchitectours guided visits around the world, made by professional guide-architects who will come along with us throughout the itinerary.

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