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.)


  1. Not sure that I like this building but maybe it would grow on me. Unusual to say the least. I always say if you can't be good, be good at it :-)
    Have a good week, Diane

  2. I am getting a bit tired of those over the top "modern" monsters. I get tired of Frank Gehry's steel ships; "if one is great, let's make 10 of them". Yes, beautifully executed and impressive but let's move on to something else
    where resources are not waisted or "I can indulge because I am creating a masterpiece" type.

  3. Are you busy renovating your home that you don't post anymore? I thought you might enjoy this video.