Nexans Lyre
Maxime Delvaux

Nexans showcase of excellence

AFAA architecture as Architects

Open, functional and versatile, this research laboratory aims to become Nexans' new technological showcase. It fits naturally into the economic and urban center of Lyon Techsud, an extension of the Biopole de Gerland.

photo_credit Maxime Delvaux
Maxime Delvaux

The architectural style is inspired by historic industrial hotels. This 5970 m² building draws strength and character from its solid white concrete facade punctuated by a succession of thick and asymmetrical prefabricated panels. This monumentality is matched by the delicacy of the wooden joinery.

photo_credit Maxime Delvaux
Maxime Delvaux

This treatment gives a contemporary urban look to this set whose volumetry appears simple and obvious. The central part deforms to bring light to the center of the building and offer terraces in the extension of the workspaces. From the street, the passer-by perceives a living and animated facade.

photo_credit Maxime Delvaux
Maxime Delvaux

The ground floor is divided into two parts: one, in double height, is reserved for storage and the second accommodates the process. A showroom is installed in the upper levels.

photo_credit Maxime Delvaux
Maxime Delvaux

User comfort was one of the priorities of the architects, who maximized the contribution of natural light, planned multiple outdoor spaces and took care of the flexibility between the process and office areas.

photo_credit Maxime Delvaux
Maxime Delvaux

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