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“Lyon Confluence” is currently one of Greater Lyon’s biggest projects. The project consists of the urban renewal of an old industrial area into a city centre district containing residential, commercial and leisure facilities. Located between two rivers, Rhone and Saone, and long restricted to industry and transport facilities, the peninsula is undergoing a complete and extensive change. This strategic area is now being prepared for the function it should have due to its central and pivotal location south of the main Perrache railway station: a true city-centre location.
For Greater Lyon the Lyon Confluence project is a means of bringing to the city centre jobs, services, institutions and major events that mark a real capital, and thus establishing the city's future on the international scene. The project aims to :
In their consistency, height and density the blocks resemble the rest of the Peninsula, the same being true of the range of functions: residential, tertiary sector, leisure, retailing, services, public amenities and so on. The river setting, planted areas, riverbanks and inland pools make up a green blue network that distinguishes between Rhone and Saone while forming a unified whole and optimising the appeal of public spaces and landscaping.
The project presents a step to step land planning:
This case was chosen because "Lyon-Confluence" is a large rehabilitation project of an old industrial district into a city centre one containing residential, commercial and leisure facilities. Due to its central position, the project has grown up in a particular political context where general stakes were highly important for Lyon influence, and where political forces have already shown an interest in sustainability.
“Lyon-confluence”- case study is related to the PETUS key-problem “rehabilitation of derelict urban district” (from the neighbourhood development sector).
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