Mipim 2013: presentation of Two Lyon, 92,000 m2 development project in the heart of Lyon Part-Dieu

14 March 2013

The first pictures of the Two Lyon project (former hotel / office cluster), an exceptional 92,000 m2 project in the heart of Lyon Part-Dieu, were revealed on Thursday, 14th March 2013, at Mipim 2013.

The Two Lyon project was designed for Vinci Immobilier by DPA in collaboration with the teams at Greater Lyon, and the partners in the open railway station project.

Forming part of the Lyon Part-Dieu railway station, this IGH property complex will bring together in an unprecedented mixed-use project:

  • two 4-star hotel brands offering more than 460 rooms in total,
  • an office block, 170 m high and with an area of 62,000 m2 and
  • a shopping mall linked to that of the new railway station.

The scale of this project classes Two Lyon among the largest tertiary projects currently in progress in France and even in Europe. Greater Lyon is glad that this project is being implemented in Lyon, in the heart of the Lyon Part-Dieu district, as part of the future "open railway station" of European importance. This project will make a huge contribution to the international identity and development of Lyon Part-Dieu, a major tertiary district of metropolitan Lyon.

Two Lyon is part of Greater Lyon's ambitious urban project for the Lyon Part-Dieu district, designed by François Decoster of the AUC's team of town-planners and architects.

  • It involves a rethink of the urban quality of this central district of metropolitan Lyon, regenerating and developing the building stock for a district which never sleeps.
  • It also involves embarking on a new phase of economic development in which Two Lyon offers an indispensable site for major users.
  • Finally, the hotel programme for Two Lyon constitutes the key element of Greater Lyon's hotel strategy to reinforce its appeal for tourists and in particular the "conferences and shows" activity.

A word from the architect, Dominique Perrault

"The transformation of the Lyon Part-Dieu district is organised, inter alia, around the redevelopment of the railway station into an urban complex. It will be surrounded by a gallery housing shops, services and multiple activities, which will form a major urban island. It is around this that large public spaces will be located, such as the new Place Charles Béraudier, and also remarkable architectural designs such as the Two Lyon project.

It is a cluster which combines commercial, hotel and tertiary functions. This mix which is proper to metropolitan Lyon in the 21st century is reflected by interconnected spaces, bringing together in the same vision varied and different architectural styles.

The foot of the building will be largely open to the square, Boulevard Vivier Merle and Avenue Georges Pompidou, forming an extension to the shopping mall of the railway station.

The hotels fit into the district's landscape, at mid-height to the surrounding high-rise buildings. In contrast, the new Two Lyon skyscraper of offices will reach 170 metres and will appear in the silhouette of what the US would call "downtown" Greater Lyon."

About Dominique Perrault

A major figure in French architecture, Dominique Perrault broke onto the international scene after winning the competition for France's National Library in 1989, at the age of 36. This prestigious project marked the launch pad for many large commissions such as the velodrome and Olympic swimming pool in Berlin (1992), the extension of the European Union's Court of Justice in Luxembourg (1996), and the Fukoku tower in Osaka in Japan (2007). His achievements also include the redevelopment of the Piazza Garibaldi in Naples, the Conference and Exhibition Hall of León in Spain, the DC Towers in Vienna (2004), the Albi Theatre (2009), the Dobrée Museum in Nantes (2010), and the remodelling of the Pavillon Dufour at the Palace of Versailles and that of the hippodrome of Longchamp and the post office at the Louvre in Paris (2012).

About Vinci Immobilier

Vinci Immobilier, a subsidiary of the Vinci Group, is a major player in real estate development in France. With a presence in 13 large towns / cities, Vinci Immobilier is active in two major sectors of the market:

  • residential property (sheltered and residential homes) and
  • business property (offices, hotels and shops).

Thus, Vinci Immobilier responds to the various demands of investors, institutions and individuals. It also brings to them its expertise in the area of property management, via its "services" sector comprising Vinci Immobilier Gestion for individuals and Vinci Immobilier Property Management for institutional investors.

Thanks to its multi-product offer and its expertise in the completion of large-scale projects, Vinci Immobilier is able to offer global and tailored responses and to support local authorities in carrying out complex development schemes, thereby redeveloping urban zones into real neighbourhoods.