Permanent lighting

Part-Dieu Library (2014)

© Michel Djaoui

The redevelopment project for the Part-Dieu district included a Light Plan. On the “Book Silo” at the Part-Dieu Library, the north and south building facades resemble the edges of a book on a shelf; the east facade symbolizes the emergence of digital communication, while the spiral stairway shines with a warm light reminiscent of the gilding on ancient books.

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

Pont Clémenceau (2014)

The lighting of the Clémenceau bridge in the 9th arrondissement of the city was redesigned to reduce energy consumption (15 fold) and to blend in more harmoniously with the new developments in the district. The concept is based on the principle of linearity with a single strip of light linking both sides of the bridge, while the lateral markings bring a sense of movement. 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 benefits from permanent lighting which is in complete harmony 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)

This impressive museum at the confluence of the two rivers became a nocturnal landmark in December 2014. Standing at the gateway to Lyon, it is flooded with light during the day and stands out as silhouette against the sky at night. The museum appears to float on the light reflected from the pools surrounding it. The Gravity Well at the centre of the Crystal acts like a lantern that projects onto the building’s glass skin and emphasizes its bold architecture.

  • CoopHimmelb(l)au
  • Production : Departement du Rhône


Anamorphosis - Tunnel modes doux (2013)

Anamorphose en 2013 © M.Chaulet - Ville de Lyon

This tunnel reserved for pedestrians and cyclists is a world first. Light projections take the visitor on a trip throughout the plant world, following the rivers and getting a glimpse of the Croix-Rousse district which lies above the tunnel. Changes in scale make the visitor feel alternately confined or overwhelmed by the space. The tunnel is designed to be attractive to pedestrians so that they feel it belongs to them and want to return time and time again.

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

La Fresque des Canuts (2013)

The illumination of the popular tourist attraction, the Fresque des Canuts is designed to highlight the trompe-l’oeil effect in an eco-friendly way. 

Eolights - Compagnie Nationale du Rhône (2010)

The Eolights, luminous coloured windmills, originally created for the Festival of Lights in 2010 were acquired by the Compagnie Nationale du Rhône which made them a permanent feature of its head office.

  • Sébastien Lefèvre
  • Production : Le Pilote Productions

PONT de la MulatiEre

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

The bridge was taken apart to allow rehabilitation work, exposing its impressive metallic structure. First illuminated in 1996, it featured once again in the second lighting plan, this time making use of light-emitting diodes.

This upgrade allows energy saving and embellishes the nightscape. 

City of Lyon Public Lighting Department

Jean Macé station

The railway viaduct in Jean-Macé was renovated in 2002.  The lighting was modified when it was integrated into a multimodal transport hub in 2009: leds illuminate the bridge in three hues and bathe the trees in light.

  • Opening date: December 8, 2009.

  • Project owner and main contractor: City of Lyon Public Lighting Department

Oxygène Tower - Part-Dieu (2009)

Oxygene Tower © J.Leone - Métropole de Lyon

The Oxygène Tower stands out from the night-time cityscape thanks to the dynamic lighting of its upper storeys, which is enhanced during the Festival of Lights.

Tinted lighting on the façade and underside of the roof mean the view unfurls from a distance as the night draws on.

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