Located at the foot of the Matmut stadium in Gerland, which houses the LOU Rugby stadium, in the centre of Lyon, the "Jardins du LOU" is a complex of more than 28,000 m2 of office space for la Foncière Polygone. Spread over six buildings and equipped with a 380-space underground car park, this project, which is part of the Eiffage Group's ambitious environmental policy, has just won the "Grand Prix SIMI 2020" in the "Office Park" category.
This is a great reward for our Eiffage Construction teams who worked on the project! A new category created this year, this prize rewards an office park of more than 10,000sqm, which is in addition to the "New Office Building" Prize of more than 10,000sqm.
Conceived by the architect Albert Constantin, who had already designed the transformation of the stands of the Gerland stadium in 1998, "Les Jardins du Lou" were named after the garden cities dear to Tony Garnier, the great Lyon architect of the early 20th century who designed the stadium.
A remarkable architectural ensemble, it fits into a heritage and urban environment. As a result, the willingness of the stakeholders was to develop a project with strong environmental ambitions, since it is integrated into the heart of the city.
A true circular economy approach was therefore developed within the worksite itself, to reduce the consumption of natural resources and to strengthen the sorting, reuse and recovery of waste resulting from the works.
In the competition, two other projects carried out by Eiffage Construction were presented by Pitch Promotion in the "New office building of over 10,000m²" category:
- Orange's head office in Lyon,
- Danone's largest headquarters in the world, "Convergence", located in Rueil-Malmaison, France
Congratulations to all the teams involved!