Lyon Island, Lyon (69) - Danpalon® BRV clear Softlite (internal face) - Architect : Enzo Amantea (FR)

Through the manipulation of volume, an upright building becomes lopsided. Through the choice of translucent and reflective cladding, it makes a connection between its neighbourhood and the rest of the city. 

Conceived By Enzo Amantea, this residential building is located on the edge of a cluster of twelve new buildings, at the heart of La Confluence, a vast restoration project of industrial brownfield sites within greater Lyon.

«I wanted it as a pivot between the cluster and its surroundings, while echoing the theme of a city in movement, which had been applied to the whole,» explains Enzo Amantea.

The vertical shear and the distortion of the facades have brought about the emergence of balconies attached to the building, in places where no protrusions had been possible before.


The form, which originally was free, eventually conformed to the frame of the Danpalon®, used on the front for its reflection of the light and its changing colours. Installed like a second skin, it covers the exterior insulation, which is attached to the building’s concrete structure.



The Softlite finish reduces the transparency while the insulation is covered with a layer of fibreglass, which gives whiteness to the building.”I wanted to play with the light, brought by the cellular side of the material: the building is opaque and grey on a cloudy day. It assumes a certain depth when the sun is direct. At night, it has yet another dimension from the artificial lighting.” remarks Enzo Amantea.

facade   ▪    Vented rainscreen   ▪    roofing   ▪    canopy   ▪    interior

Practical information

ceNorme EN n°16153


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