Intermodal transportation Center in Lyon, France
Rethinking Lyon's intermodal transportation Center as an urban promenade/Final examination project, Historic preservation program/2008

The "Centre d'Echanges de Perrache" is an intermodal transportation center located in the historic center of Lyon, France. It was built in the 1980's by famous architect and urbanist René Gagès. First of all, I asked myself: Is this place part of our heritage? Which parts of it have to be preserved and which parts need to be rethought? By measuring and learning more about this urban machine, I understood that the most ambicious part of Gagès' project is the transportation network he created. This network is still working very efficiently, and my goal is to maintain its efficiency while adding a lot more quality.

I try to make this place more pleasant for the everyday users by opening it to natural light and the city's landscape. A new promenade links the north side and the south side across the old train station. This promenade is a ribbon flying through the air, opening fantastic views on the city and its surrounding landscape. Citizens taking a bus or running after their train become actors of an urban performance for those who are watching from above! This project is about a new way of living in Lyon, as this city is curently building an brand new commercial and residential area on the south side of the train station.
Intermodal transportation Center in Lyon, France
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Intermodal transportation Center in Lyon, France

Rethinking Lyon's intermodal transportation center as an urban promenade
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