Immeuble d’habitation Lyon Islands

Immeuble d’habitation Lyon Islands

« Lyon Islands » is a 12 sustainable building programme using novel architecture.

LyonIslands does not go unnoticed on the landscape of this new “La Confluence” district of Lyon. Unconventional architecture has delivered an original and astonishing work. The buildings are situated at the foot of the bank bringing containers onto the quayside of this river port. LyonIslands symbolises, more than any other programme, the Bouwfonds Marignan avant garde architectural philosophy, an environmental and social blend. This ambitious programme is a success on all fronts. The challenge from the outset to deliver 303 homes at the same time has also been achieved. The commercialisation, construction and actual delivery have all been completed at the same time for these buildings. The building designed by the Fuksas agency distinguishes itself through its Uginox Bright cladding, changing the pace of the Lyonnais sky. The flat joint vertical cassette panels are fixed onto frames, in turn fixed through the secondary vertical metal structure.

For the stainless steel facades, 15 different types of part, all machined in the workshop, were delivered to the site.

15000 cassettes with their eight folds each required eight months of work. The job architect at the Massimiliano Fuksas practice in Paris explains “stainless steel is ideal for providing a sensation of movements, of changes. The light reflections, the sky and the other buildings bring this façade to life, giving a vibration to the building.

Generally, stainless steel offers a wide range of surface finishes and contributes to enhancing the aesthetics of several works. Be it mat, bright, polished, etched, beadblasted, spun or coloured, not only found on facades, roves or decorative applications such as the structure of the beams.

Technical Files

Lyon, France
Massimiliano Fuksas
©Erik Saillet


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