Yesterday the Mayor of Lyon, Gérard Collomb, announced DCA London as winners of the competition for the development of a site on the Confluence area of the city. Uniting the work of British, Portuguese and Swiss architects for a French city and developer, the project is one of many examples of the importance of European collaboration.
A mixed-use development of 12 buildings is planned for the 27,000 square metre site that sits within the wider masterplan designed by Herzog & de Meuron. DCA will coordinate the development and design some of the buildings, working closely with Portuguese practice Aires Mateus who have been appointed to carry the designs for 40% of the buildings. The team will also be joined by a Lyon-based architecture practice yet to be named.