Lot C in Villeurbanne’s La Soie district is destined to become a symbol, a gateway to the city of Lyon.
The project has an airy layout, with three vertical volumes (9 to 19 storeys) – the tallest of which redefines the scale of the surroundings. All three buildings are linked together at different levels with bridges and balconies, making a functional whole. The façades facing North, toward the canal, are cladded in smooth and simple materials, achieving a peaceful urban look. Inside the lot, to the South, balconies and terraces are sculpted into the volumes, providing each apartment with intimacy and planted environments. The rooftop terraces on the two lower buildings were designed like a town square (barbecue grill, solarium, vegetable garden) to encourage residents to socialise.

Photos © Sergio Grazia


Villeurbanne’s la Soie ZAC

Location :

Léon Blum street, Villeurbanne (69)

Team :

PETITDIDIERPRIOUX, architectes mandataires
& coordonnateur de l’îlot 17
BIG BANG, architecte co-traitant & paysagiste
ETAMINE, qualité environnementale

Client :

Cogedim Grand Lyon

Program :

152 apartments including 97 for sale and 55 social housing

Area :

10 505 m² SDP // 8 995 m² SHAB + 1 012 m² SU

Schedule :

January 2019

Budget :

12,5 M€ HT

Environmental objectives :

RT 2012 – Référentiel Habitat durable du Grand Lyon


German Design Awards 2020 Winner “Excellent architecture”