Lyon, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
La Confluence is a brownfield redevelopment project in the city of Lyon that will turn a former industrial site into a sustainable neighborhood. The project includes commercial and residential buildings that explore contemporary building practices and architecture to increase quality of life while promoting a sustainable urban lifestyle.
370 acres, 4,000 apartments
International architects including: Jakob & Macfarlane Architects, Integral Lipsky + Rollet, Manuelle Gautrand, Massimiliano Fuksas, MVRDV, and others
Performance levels achieved:
|Limits to Growth|
|Health + Happiness|
|Embodied Energy & Carbon|
|Neighborhood & Access|
|Access to Nature|
|Access to Community Services|
Goals & Strategies:
Goals: Connect residents to local producers.
Strategies: Neighborhood market, community gardens, education for residents on producing food in urban environments.
Goals: WWF sustainable neighborhood, 60% of the site will be public parks and constructed wetlands
Strategies: The entire site will undergo soil remediation, natural green-ways for storm water retention and filtration. Landscaping will utilize native and drought tolerant plants to encourage wildlife, green roofs, resident education on landscaping efforts.
Goals: Promote alternative modes of transportation, 1/4 mile from residential or services to public transportation.
Strategies: Pedestrian paths, bicycle infrastructure, electric vehicle car sharing, carpooling, incentives to use public transportation, river shuttles, proximity to city and public transportation, shared parking facilities.
Goals: Not defined.
Strategies: Conservation strategies, efficient appliances, rainwater capture, constructed wetlands, irrigation water from stored rainwater, infiltration through park space, resident efforts to conserve water.
Goals: 100% on site renewable energy.
Strategies: 50% energy from solar PV, district heating, 80% solar hot water and heating, battery storage system, passive solar design, energy efficient construction, monitor energy consumption in development, residents encouraged to reduce energy consumption.
Health + Happiness
Goals: Not defined.
Strategies: 70% of waste recycled, reduce 30% of waste that is not recycled or composted.
Goals: Energy efficient construction
Strategies: Not reported.
Goals: Reduce waste.
Strategies: Composting services, recycling.
*Note: This case study was developed using found information.