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Musée des Confluences, Lyon, France 
Wednesday 08 Nov 2006
 
Crystal cloud of knowledge 
 
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Coop Himmelb(l)au Architects unveil new Lyon museum 

The opening of the visitor’s pavilion at the construction site of the Musée des Confluences took place on October 8 at Quai Perrache, Lyon. The Musée des Confluences does not consider itself as an exclusive temple for the intellectual bourgeoisie but as a public place providing access to the knowledge of our age. Stimulating a direct and active use, it is not only a museum site but also a venue in town. The architecture hybridises the typology of a museum with the typology of an urban leisure space. The concept of two complexly connected architectural units are a result of the striking interface-like situation of the building site. The crystal rising towards the side of the town is conceived as an urban forum and entrance hall for visitors. Its shape that can be read clearly stands for the everyday world. In contrast to this the cloud hides the knowledge about the future; it is a soft space of hidden streams and countless transitions.

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COOP HIMMELB(L)AU Wolf D. Prix & Partner ZT GmbH
www.coop-himmelblau.at

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