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.
Lyon Confluence is a local public company created 20 years ago, that now has a team of 24 people with diverse and complementary skills. The team is committed to designing and building a creative Confluence in the heart of Lyon, that is respectful of its environment and its users.
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.
La Confluence is a great place to live, thanks to the abundance of nature and the creation of high-quality public spaces that are pleasant places to relax and get some fresh air, in an exceptional setting between the Rhône and Saône rivers.
The local public company Lyon Confluence has been the development planner of the urban reconversion project in the southern part of the Lyon peninsula for 20 years. The company was created in 1999 by Métropole de Lyon, and heads the development in accordance with the guidelines provided by the elected officials. Maison de La Confluence welcomes anyone interested in the project and the quarter.