Contemporary, multi-purpose, rigorous... three words to describe the architecture of La Confluence. Each in their own way, architects have risen to the challenge of revitalising this neighbourhood, creating excitement and enhancing quality of life.
Designing the city for pedestrians. This approach has led Lyon Confluence to implement planning principles that encourage walking. The objective is to allow pleasant, uninterrupted and safe journeys that are conducive to quality of life in the city.
Combine housing, offices, shops, activities and facilities to create a lively neighbourhood. Offer housing that is accessible to all budgets to enable everyone to live here, regardless of their situation. These two principles defined the Lyon Confluence development project from the outset.
Perrache is the name of the station inaugurated in 1857. It is also the name of the town-planning engineer who first proposed a plan to redevelop the southern part of the peninsula in 1771. With the arrival of industrial, logistics and port activities, thousands of workers settled in the area around the Sainte-Blandine church. Today, Perrache - Sainte-Blandine has managed to preserve its identity and has opened up to the rest of the city.
The second phase of the development, the Rhône side of La Confluence, is structured around the Market and Le Champ quarters, which are well linked to the city. Quality, diversity and innovation are the key words of the design work by Herzog & de Meuron and Michel Desvigne.
As the first development sector, the banks of the Saône have been transformed into spaces with distinct identities to meet the needs of users. The area has been designed to reconnect the city and its inhabitants with the river and nature.
A unique space for discovery and sharing in the Lyon metropolitan area, La Station Mue prefigures the transformation of the Le Champ neighbourhood in La Confluence. Objective: to turn a former disused industrial site into an inhabited forest, with the involvement of the future users.
A good quality of life requires harmony. In La Confluence, initiatives are developing for the long term, to provide services and promote collaboration; a successful endeavour with a touch of social innovation.
What better way to foster togetherness and friendship in a neighbourhood, than by providing places where people can get together to garden and interact with each other? Five of these collective spaces have already sprouted in the quarter, and there's more to come!
The neighbourhood’s squares create connections. You can go there to take a break and relax or move around and be active. There are lots of different types of squares in La Confluence: big and wide open or small and cosy.
A key principle guiding the sustainable development of La Confluence: making the city a pleasant place to live, thanks to gardens of all kinds. With parks, squares, gardens and more, the area has plenty of places to sit back and relax.
Transforming a former boiler-making factory into a digital innovation hub was the bold move made by H7, the emblematic venue for French Tech in Lyon. This unique space, connected to the quarter and the metropolitan area, offers 350 workstations for new companies and startups in digital technologies. And others as well!
More and more companies, small businesses and shopkeepers are choosing La Confluence because it offers a central location, easy access and pleasant living. 1,650 companies form a well-balanced, dynamic economic structure. They appreciate the quality of life in the quarter, its businesses and services and the relationships they form between them.
Lyon Confluence encourages the neighbourhood's users to initiate projects that improve everyone's quality of life. Circular, social and solidarity-based economy, social links, etc. La Confluence supports citizen projects aimed at improving quality of life in a sustainable and solidarity-based city.
The neighbourhood is being developed for and with its users. This collaborative approach is a driving force behind Lyon Confluence. The objective: to better understand everyone's expectations, to encourage the participation of residents, employees, visitors and also the business community in the planning process.