A cloud that holds the knowledge of the future
Musée des Confluences, Lyon, France
Explaining their deconstructivist design for the Musée des Confluences in Lyon, the architects from the Vienna-based firm Coop Himmelb(l)au describe it as a structure that is intended not as an exclusive “Temple of the Muses” for the educated elite, but as a public gateway to the knowledge of our time. After all, the spectacular building appears to have nothing in common with classic museum architecture at first glance. The building consists of two architectural units that are linked together with great complexity, namely a crystal and a cloud – a concept inspired by the surroundings of the museum. Rising towards the city side, the crystal functions as an urban forum that receives visitors. Defined by the architects as a “mellow space of hidden currents and countless transitions”, the cloud holds the knowledge of the future – namely the exhibition spaces.
- Duofix installation systems
- Sigma concealed cisterns 12 cm
- Mepla piping systems
- Pneumatic urinal flush controls and lavatory taps