Four residential buildings, comprising 218 housing units, will be built together with an office building (the future headquarters of Amallia Group), retail and services premises, commercial units and public amenities. The site will be landscaped and the existing Desaix residence renovated.
The project, which is an integral part of the future Part-Dieu district, is being developed by an innovative public/private partnership. It also aims to provide exemplary living conditions and offer good connections – all within a sustainable, urban environment. The wide range of activities present on the site along with the different building typologies combine to offer social and functional diversity.
Coordinated by AECDP/Christian de Portzamparc, designing the neighbourhood brought together four architect studios – AECDP, 51N4E (Belgium), CVA/Clément Vergely and L’Atelier – as well as landscape architect Pena Paysages. It has been developed in close cooperation with Mission Part-Dieu and a team from AUC, which is overseeing the entire Part-Dieu urban renovation project, as well as with the Grand Lyon and Lyon city council authorities.
In this district bearing different architectural hallmarks and an audacious skyline, Ilot Desaix blends in while adding its own identity in the form of the "le Nuage" building, which is its hallmark.
As a hub, it will enhance the attractiveness of the Part-Dieu district, offering ground-floor space for businesses and amenities that cater to the needs of both residents and visitors to the site.
As a test site for a number of urban innovation initiatives, Ilot Desaix will offer a variety of residences and amenities in novel forms. A selection of apartments will be modular, adaptable and metropolitan, with some offering high ceilings. Other units are more "turnkey", aimed at businesspeople spending only some of their time in Lyon. These apartments are equipped with innovative fittings and services. The upper-storey "Sky" apartments overlook the city and come with high-end fixtures. Garden-facing apartments, sheltered from the bustle of the city, offer a natural environment and verdant setting to occupants.
The office building, sporting a wide frontage on the Avenue Vivier Merle, marks the corner of the development.
Nature will feature prominently. Accessible roof space offers residents room for relaxing, leisure activities and socialising. There is also a swimming pool, solarium and vegetable plots. The enclosed garden stretches for more than 4,500 m². Its terraced spaces offer sights and fragrances that enhance the district's value in what is a highly urban environment.
The development is aiming high in terms of environmental, energy and social objectives. It meets the "Grand Lyon Habitat Durable" and "Bureaux Durables" specifications, with buildings bettering thermal regulations by 20% on energy-efficiency criteria.
For this major project, Bouygues Immobilier initiated a rethink about types of usage, in conjunction with the Tuba prototype centre and a team of designers. As a partner of Lyon City Design,
Bouygues Immobilier is actively involved in the 2015 Design Biennial, which will take place in the Part-Dieu district.
DETAILS OF THE PROGRAMME:
PARTIAL RENOVATION OF THE DESAIX RESIDENCE
280 housing units (19,000 m² of floor area)
- 84 social housing units (for low-income earners)
- 28 social housing units (for middle-income earners)
- 168 open market rental housing units
700 m² in office/commercial premises on the south-side ground floor of the residence
THE NEW DEVELOPMENT
218 new housing units – with floor area of 20,000 m²
172 homes for owner-occupiers
- 24 housing units with ceiling height exceeding 3 m
- 31 high-grade units, overlooking the development
- 35 units situated at the heart of the development
- 82 units for non-resident businesspeople, equipped with innovative services and fittings.
- 46 social housing units, from two to five rooms, sold off-plan to the OPAC du Rhône/Alliade Habitat social housing consortium
A 5,150-m² office building that will be the future headquarters of the Amallia Group.
Accessible roof space comprising a sports area, swimming pool, vegetable plots, and space for leisure activities and socialising.
3,000 m² of retail space and amenities on ground floors for residents and the local population.
4,500m² of landscaped gardens designed as a park open to the public during the day, offering playgrounds, space for relaxation and walking – crossing the development from north to south, east to west.
A 36-place municipal nursery with a floor area of 550m²
Construction will begin in the summer of 2015. The first building (the Amallia head office) will be handed over in the summer of 2017.