Long-term installations

Part-Dieu Library (2014)

© Michel Djaoui

The project for redeveloping the Part-Dieu district includes a Light Plan. For the permanent lighting of the Book Silo at the Part-Dieu Library, the north and south building facades evoke the edges of a book on a shelf; the east facade will symbolize the emergence of digital communication, while the spiral stairway will shine with a warm light in reference to the gilding on ancient books..

  • Atelier Roland Jeol et BC Ingeniérie
  • Production : City of Lyon Public Lighting Department

Clémenceau Bridge (2014)

This year, the silhouette of Pont Clémenceau bridge in the 9th arrondissement renews its lighting with an installation that consumes less energy (with consumption divided by 15) and fits more harmoniously with new developments in the district. The concept is based on the principle of linearity: bridge architecture is emphasized with a lighted line on both sides, while marking on the sides adds rhythm. A projection on the water from lights underneath the bridge completes the setting.

  • Côté Lumière
  • Production : City of Lyon Public Lighting Department

Saint Michel Church (2014)

Saint Michel Church in the 7th arrondissement has been highlighted with the creation of permanent lighting which harmonizes with the building's architectural simplicity. This lighting enables the bell tower to be seen from a distance. It also sets off the stained-glass windows with interior lighting and illuminates the main stairway hood from a low angle.

  • HI LIGHTING DESIGN SARL / Benoit Deseille
  • Production : City of Lyon Public Lighting Department

Confluences Museum (2014)

On December 5, 2014, the Confluences Museum will be seen in a new light. At the gateway to the city, this new nocturnal vision will be revealed to the public on December 20. Flooded with light during the day, the museum becomes a silhouette against the night sky. The museum will appear to float on the light reflected from the pools surrounding it. The Well of Gravity at the center of the Crystal will act like a lantern that projects onto the building’s glass skin and emphasizes its architectural lines.

  • CoopHimmelb(l)au
  • Production : Rhône Departement


Anamorphosis - Tunnel modes doux (2013)

Anamorphose en 2013 © M.Chaulet - Ville de Lyon

The passers-by and the cyclists of the brand new Tunnel Modes Doux (dedicated to soft transports), discover a first worldwide.  On the overhall of the tunnel, light projections take the visitor through the heart of a vegetal world along the rivers as you visit the Croix-Rousse district. In these different worlds, they feel either like a tiny pilot lost in the cosmos or a gigantic aviator flying through imaginary worlds.

  • Lighting designer : Hélène Richard and Jean-Michel Quesne
  • Production : Skertzò | Grand Lyon

La Fresque des Canuts (2013)

The illumination of the popular and touristic « Fresque des Canuts » had been worked on in order to highlights the trompe-l’oeil effect. These works were also an opportunity to reduce by 56% the energy consumption of the site. 

Eolights - Compagnie Nationale du Rhône (2010)

The Eolights, luminous coloured windmills, created for the Fête des Lumières 2010 and acquired by the Compagnie Nationale du Rhône, light up permanently the head office of the company since November 9th. 

  • Sébastien Lefèvre
  • Production : Le Pilote Productions

The Mulatière’s Bridge

Mulatière's bridge © M.Chaulet - Ville de Lyon

In accordance with the New Plan Lumière, the bridge, disassembled to allow the SNCF to realise rehabilitation work, exposes its impressive metallic structure. Valorised in 1996 with the first Plan Lumière of the City of Lyon, the initial lighting effect has been kept with light-emitting diode).

This evolution allows saving energy, reducing a light leak and being in coherence with the nightscape. 

Direction Éclairage public de la Ville de Lyon

Lighting of the Oxygène Tower - Part-Dieu (2009)

Oxygene Tower © J.Leone - Ville de Lyon

The new Oxygène Tower stands out from the nighttime landscape in Lyon because of the dynamic lighting of its upper part, which will be optimized during the Festival of Light.

Tinted lighting on the façade and underside of the roof enable an evolving, long-distance display as the night moves on.

  • Lighting designer: Agathe Argod
  • Contractor: SCI Tour Oxygène / Sogelym Steiner
  • Builder: Arte Charpentier architectes