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Îlot A3 in Lyon Confluence officially inaugurated

LYON, FRANCE, 18 May 2018 – Îlot A3 is the pilot project for the urban vision of Lyon Confluence 2.


In 2009, together with Michel Desvigne Paysagiste (MDP), Herzog & de Meuron developed the master plan for the 2nd phase of the redevelopment of Lyon Confluence. The urban plan (Plan Local d’Urbanisme, PLU) was subsequently developed by the authors and went into effect in 2012.


Between 2012 and 2018, nine buildings that form Îlot A3 were planned and built under the guidance of Herzog & de Meuron in the role of “Chef d’Îlot”. Michel Desvigne designed the cour jardinée. The architects are: Tatiana Bilbao (Mexico City), Christian Kerez (Zurich), Manuel Herz (Basel), AFAA (Lyon) and Didier Dalmas (Lyon). Herzog & de Meuron contributed with their own building, the first in a series of housing towers that will be built in Lyon Confluence 2.


The pilot project Îlot A3 is pioneering the development of Lyon Confluence 2, where one hundred new buildings are planned overall, with around thirty to be built by 2023.