Musée des Confluences

The "Musée des Confluences" is situated directly on the convergence of the river Rhône and the river Saone at the fringe of an industrial Area about to be restructured in Lyon. 

Conceived as a "Science-Museum" it's central Topics are Technique, Biology and Ethics. Aimed at the needs of information-society it is to make perceivable current Knowledge to a broad public in a Process of constant change. 

"In the same way the future Musée des Confluences in Lyon is defined through the convergence of two currents, its architecture is characterised by the merging of two entities that are given urban stature with a local, regional and supra-regional significance, thus contributing to the self esteem of the city of Lyon within the regional boundaries of France."

The monumental glass structure rises, like an echo turned solid, to the pair of hills overlooking the valleys of Lyon (Colline Fourvire and Colline Croix-Rousse). 
The Crystal acts as an urban anteroom receiving the visitors and getting their senses into the proper mood for the experience of the museum. 
The Cloud resembles a giant space ship docking temporarily at the Here and Now and hiding the exhibition rooms in its huge dark belly. The Crystal tunes into our daily world, its contours are clear and easy to measure, whereas the Cloud, containing a cloudy space of hidden currents and countless transitions, hints at what tomorrow might bring; predicting future knowledge that has yet to be initiated.  PreThe "Musée des Confluences" is situated directly on the convergence of the river Rhône and the river Saone at the fringe of an industrial Area about to be restructured in Lyon. 
Conceived as a "Science-Museum" it's central Topics are Technique, Biology and Ethics. Aimed at the needs of information-society it is to make perceivable current Knowledge to a broad public in a Process of constant change. 
"In the same way the future Musée des Confluences in Lyon is defined through the convergence of two currents, its architecture is characterised by the merging of two entities that are given urban stature with a local, regional and supra-regional significance, thus contributing to the self esteem of the city of Lyon within the regional boundaries of France."
The monumental glass structure rises, like an echo turned solid, to the pair of hills overlooking the valleys of Lyon (Colline Fourvire and Colline Croix-Rousse). The Crystal acts as an urban anteroom receiving the visitors and getting their senses into the proper mood for the experience of the museum. The Cloud resembles a giant space ship docking temporarily at the Here and Now and hiding the exhibition rooms in its huge dark belly. The Crystal tunes into our daily world, its contours are clear and easy to measure, whereas the Cloud, containing a cloudy space of hidden currents and countless transitions, hints at what tomorrow might bring; predicting future knowledge that has yet to be initiated.  Pre








The "Musée des Confluences" is situated directly on the convergence of the river Rhône and the river Saone at the fringe of an industrial Area about to be restructured in Lyon.  Conceived as a "Science-Museum" it's central Topics are Technique, Biology and Ethics. Aimed at the needs of information-society it is to make perceivable current Knowledge to a broad public in a Process of constant change. 

"In the same way the future Musée des Confluences in Lyon is defined through the convergence of two currents, its architecture is characterised by the merging of two entities that are given urban stature with a local, regional and supra-regional significance, thus contributing to the self esteem of the city of Lyon within the regional boundaries of France."

The monumental glass structure rises, like an echo turned solid, to the pair of hills overlooking the valleys of Lyon (Colline Fourvire and Colline Croix-Rousse). 
The Crystal acts as an urban anteroom receiving the visitors and getting their senses into the proper mood for the experience of the museum. 
The Cloud resembles a giant space ship docking temporarily at the Here and Now and hiding the exhibition rooms in its huge dark belly. The Crystal tunes into our daily world, its contours are clear and easy to measure, whereas the Cloud, containing a cloudy space of hidden currents and countless transitions, hints at what tomorrow might bring; predicting future knowledge that has yet to be initiated.  Pre...

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