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Sky 56

PROJECT ORIGINIn 2010, to relocate their respective regional headquarters, Icade and Linkcity independently asked Greater Lyon for a site in the centre of the Part-Dieu business district.Through the Lyon Part-Dieu Société Publique Locale (SPL), Greater Lyon proposed that the two organisations associate to facilitate the construction of a high-rise building in the south of the district undergoing urban regeneration (new street - rue Mouton Duvernet, extension of the Esplanade du Dauphiné, bicycle path and new pedestrian axis towards the train station, etc.). Plots 5 and 6 were chosen and consolidated to initiate the SKY "56" project.Subsequently, in 2011 Icade and Linkcity launched a private competition won by Chaix & Morel et Associés a... More

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Designed for the local headquarters of RTE, the project was developed with the users' comfort in mind. The mass of the building is carved out creating multiple terraces and outdoor spaces. The mass is further fractured into two wings linked by a transparent volume with the main entrance and convivial spaces of interaction between employees of all the departments.#Architectural intentionsPositioned along the southern and western limits of the block, the massing of the building creates an urban form allowing transparency between public space and the heavily planted courtyard garden. While enjoying a city center location, the building takes advantage of a peaceful and green environment.Three majors axes were identified during the first exchang... More