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June 6, 2017
June 6, 2017

Biennale Architecture Lyon

La Sucrière, Lyon.

Biennale Architecture Lyon
Processes & Practices
June 8–July 9, 2017

La Sucrière
49-50 Quai Rambaud
69002 Lyon

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Why do a biennial?
The Greater Lyon metropolitan area is rich with architecture, from the Confluence to Part-Dieu and to the Carré de Soie neighbourhood. The city has been transformed over the years by numerous urban planning projects. These economic opportunities in turn provide solid foundations for the Biennial.

The first edition of the Lyon Architecture Biennial will take place from June 8 to July 9, 2017 at the Sucrière. This highly symbolic space, which epitomizes the Lyon confluence, will become a shared meeting space for visitors and industry stakeholders alike.

This year’s Biennial will focus on the themes of Processes and Practices. The stated goal of this innovative architecture event is to inform the general public on the various mechanisms leading to the completion of a project, rather than on the projects themselves.

The Lyon Architecture Biennial aims become a space for interaction and exchanges between the general public and the industry.In order to make the program rich and appealing to all, participating teams will be involved over different periods of time varying in length from 10 days to a month.

Outline of the project
This novel, ambitious project is made possible by the Greater Lyon authority and aims to become a durable success. Following the call for ideas launched on June 14, 2016, the Biennial’s Scientific and Artistic Committee selected some thirty projects among over sixty statements of intent.

Biennial projects will be presented at the Sucrière, the main headquarters of the event, as well as in strategic off-site venues in the Greater Lyon area. (The six members of the committee are: Julien Choppin, Valérie Disdier, Nicolas Frize, Françoise Fromonot, Michel Lussault et Pascal Rollet)

The concept
This new cultural event aims to transform an 18000 sq-ft space within the Sucrière into a large-scale workshop: the Workshop of Utopias. Teams of architects, business promoters, academics, students and manufacturers will reflect, produce and experiment on the creative processes of architecture, urbanism and landscape design. By sharing their knowledge, they will help shape new solutions and creative practices.

Audience engagement
The Biennial is designed for all audiences, engaging them through workshops, conferences, exhibitions, performances and screenings. Visitors will be encouraged to discuss, exchange ideas and interact with the participating teams. Thanks to the Biennial, citizens engage actively with their environment.

The Lyon Architecture Biennial offers a novel experience on the creative process of today and tomorrow’s architects and urbanists. With a focus on sharing and exchanges, the first edition of the Biennial aims to be a space for innovative thinking and collective building processes for our territories.

Press contact: Heymann, Renoult Associées
Sarah Heymann and Bettina Bauerfeind
b.bauerfeind [​at​] heymann-renoult.com
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