Confluence shines in the eyes of the whole world
It was the neighborhood of factories, jails and the wholesale market. So, that was the southern part of the peninsula of Lyon who had been condemned and abandoned. But that was before ! Now, the whole part located below the Lyon Perrache station is boiling. A new neighborhood, which is called The Confluence, out of the ground. And it is here that the city of Lyon has given carte blanche to leading international architects for them to expose their art. In the end, on the Saône River, on the site of the old river harbor, the most amazing buildings follow one another. Jakob + MacFarlane installedtwo green and orange cubes straight out of a science fiction movie. Odile Decq, gothic and rock and roll architect, has cracked a “dark spot” for the GL Events group site. And she has even opened her own architecture school next to it. Christian de Portzamparc has signed the Hotel de Region. Rudy Ricciotti is completing its building and Jean Nouvel is starting its tower houses. An arch boardwalk that ends with a hyper modern shopping center opened on an artificial lake. A new district which will be completed in 2030 which still promises many surprises, like the two towers of 40 stories that must overlook the other centerpiece of the corner, already iconic Confluence Museum. A glass and steel vessel, quirky, epic, which contains a unique museum of science and civilizations in the world. In short, in the district of Confluence is taking shape day by day, the new face of Lyon who decided, more than ever, to expose itself as the European capital!