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Construction Begins on MVRDV's Redesign for Europe's Biggest Urban Shopping Center

Posted On: Mar 13, 2018   |   Posted By: Arch Daily

Construction Begins on MVRDV's Redesign for Europe's Biggest Urban Shopping Center

Courtesy of MVRDV
In the 3rd Arrondissement of the French city of Lyon , construction has begun on Lyon Part-Dieu, an MVRDV -designed scheme seeking to transform the city's main shopping center. Featuring partly-transparent glass and a public green roof , the MVRDV scheme will revitalize and integrate what was formerly an introverted complex built for an era dominated by the car. At 166,000 square meters, Lyon Part-Dieu is the largest downtown shopping center in Europe, built in 1975. In order to improve the existing outdated complex, MVRDV's design will involve a contemporary update to the existing façade and a re-organization of the interior program.
Courtesy of MVRDV
Courtesy of MVRDV
The design restructures each side of the mall to integrate with neighboring streets, whilst a vast green public roof garden offers peace from the bustling streets below, and views towards the city's Basilica Fourvière. Through reorganization of the interior, and repurposing of an existing car park , MVRDV have added an...

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