Ycone was awarded the regional Grand Prize and the prize for industrial innovation in the 2018 Pyramides d’Argent Lyon competition.
Inauguration The Ycone residential high-rise in Lyon
3 April 2019 - Events - France
Ycone, the first residential building to be designed by the architect Jean Nouvel in the metropolitan area of Lyon, was jointly developed by VINCI Immobilier and the Cardinal Group and was inaugurated in March 2019.
Located in the heart of the emblematic Confluence neighbourhood, the 65 m-tall building provides 92 flats, 27 of them social housing units, with surface areas ranging from 30 to 200 m2. Roiret Espaces (VINCI Energies France) supplied the electrical installations. The diversity of exposures and surfaces, their modularity and the different colours of the façades present a new “art of living”. The interplay of transparency and light is a defining feature of Jean Nouvel’s design here, as is the inclusion of nature, with pear trees and oaks forming a green ring encircling the building.