One Building, Five Parts, Five Architects
A unique collaboration has produced a "superblock" structure in the city of Lyon.
Five architects have collaborated in a unique way to bring a touch of architectural innovation to the French city of Lyon. The building is divided into five parts, each architect designing a portion of the entire building. The building is known both as “The Lyon Confluence project” or simply “The Monolith.” Far from looking like a uniform structure, the mixed-use building is made of diverse materials, including glass and wood, and this is apparent from the facade.
Heading the project is Dutch architect, Erick van Egeraat. In a statement giving some insight into the process: