In the south of the Presqu’île, at the confluence of the rivers Rhone and Saône, the renovation of the Lyon Confluence district is one of the largest urban planning projects in Europe and it is set to double the size of Lyon’s city center.

  • Key Figures
  • An area of 150 hectares including 25 hectares of green space alongside the Saône river
  • 7,000 to 16,000 inhabitants will eventually live in the area
  • 6,000 to 25,000 employees will work in the area by the time the project is completed
  • More than 100 companies will be present in the commercial and leisure hub
  • Almost 1,000 new housing units have already been delivered
  • An investment of 1.15 billion Euros, of which 64% from private investors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Confluence – © www.b-rob.com

An area in full transformation

This area, which used to host numerous industrial and port-related activities, has been undergoing a profound transformation for several years. With the Place Nautique and its terraces, a 2-kilometre promenade along the Saône river, housing, businesses (include the large Lyon-Confluence shopping center) cultural and leisure activities, and major companies and institutions (GL Events, Euronews, Le Progrès, Michelin star chef Nicolas le Bec, Cardinal, Eiffage, GDF-Suez and the Rhône-Alpes Regional Council building), Lyon Confluence will become a prestigious new district of Lyon.

Served by the A7 motorway and Perrache TGV station, Lyon Confluence is also linked to a metro and tram line, which is set to be extended by 2014 to the scientific district of Lyon Gerland, passing by the future Confluence Museum. This site also offers an amazing natural environment with over 5 kilometers of quays.

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Confluence – © www.b-rob.com

Pilot site for the European Smart Grid Project

A partnership between Greater Lyon and the Japanese governmental agency NEDO (New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization) will make Lyon-Confluence an experimental platform that’s unique in Europe, with a five year project organized around 3 themes:

  • Smart buildings management
  • Management of a fleet of electrical solar-powered vehicles
  • Neighborhood energy management though the creation of a smart grid system

Lyon Confluence when completed – © Herzog & de Meuron, Michel Desvigne Landscaper

Lyon Confluence will be a showcase for urban innovation in Lyon for the coming years.