Grand-Lyon is a conurbation of 1,4 million inhabitants, the second-largest in France & is located close to the Swiss & Italian borders. Lyon Confluence is the name of the southern part of this peninsula which is formed by the Rhone & Saone, Lyon's rivers. It has for a long time been given over to industry & transport logistics but is now undergoing a radical change. Re-claimed in the past from both rivers, the site is now returning to its riverbanks and natural setting, with ongoing development highlighting a remarkable space & its' unique landscape. Ultimately the project will double the area of Lyon's city center: a rare achievement in Europe, a real challenge for the metropolis & a great opportunity for residents.
The Confluence area comprises 150 hectares between the Rhone and Saône rivers, extending out from the heart of Lyon’s city center. The land was reclaimed from the water between 1770 and 1850, and for a long time, the area was used for industrial and logistical activities that made it less attractive: a postal sorting center, wholesale markets, a natural gas plant, and prisons.
The disappearance of these activities gradually created industrial brownfield and a land reserve at the heart of the urban area, with:
• A central location extending out from Lyon’s Peninsula
• Very efficient public transit service: a train station, a metro line and two tramway lines • 7,000 residents in a quarter that has been inhabited since the 19th century around St Blandine Church.
• A landscape of exceptional quality at the confluence of the two rivers, featuring 5 kilometers of riverbanks.
The concept is to keep the Heritage Market building to make it the site focus and an identity (Eye of Lyon La Confluence) Developing the concept further we linked the idea of urban landscape expansion throughout the city by linking them, so it will create a river channel of landscape throughout the city and start connecting with one another, which provide an opportunity to develop the landscape in the other areas so that the river of urban landscape keep expand and improve the living of people in term of environment, pure food, sorting• activities vice versa.
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