Saturday, 6 July 2013

Lyon's Musée des Confluences - update

The future Confluences Museum here in Lyon is a colossal structure in the making. Designed by architectural design company Coop Himmelb(l)au, it is destined to house a science museum and a library among other things and it is under construction just down the road from where I live. I posted photos of an earlier construction stage back in December, and here is how things are looking today.

It looks even more like a massive mother station space ship today than it did before. And it's big and impressive, as the above photo shows.

As you get closer it begins to tower above you;

Here are two views of the front of the other side, which show the mother ship's cockpit area;

This is a close-up of the building's cladding, which reminds me of the heat-resistant tiles on the NASA shuttle;

Here's the left-side power plant and tail stabiliser;

The rear landing gear;

Hope you enjoyed the pix, have a good weekend, and be good. Well, at least try to.


(You can visit the museum's site here, and you can see more of Coop Himmelb(l)au's work here.)