The Lyon Dubai city is an evocation of the urban qualities of Lyon and its way of life in a new neighbourhood in Dubai. The goal is to create a sustainable city, which is good to live in and pedestrian friendly in all seasons. The invention of a geography based around the Arabian Canal recalls the Rhône-Saone confluence of Lyon, and its grand city ambience.  A simultaneous richness of individual experiences is created by a variety of promenades and different urban atmospheres in a network of public spaces with a system of microclimates created by covered, tree -lined and ventilated streets. Cultural and economic activity is generated in this new public domain by the introduction of numerous antennae of Lyon institutions.

  • Program / Project: DUBAI / Lyon Dubai City
  • Client: Emirates investment and development PS C
  • Project management: Agence Ter and François Leclerq Architecte (lead consultants) + PHA Consult + Buro Happold + Concepto
  • Area: 1500 ha
  • Date: 2008 (competition winner)
  • Amount: 1 100 000 M€
  • Location: Dubai, UAE

DUBAI / Lyon Dubai City