Incity

Incity

a tower built for a new generation!

France
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  • The Incity Tower is located in the heart of the Lyon Part-Dieu business district, on the corner of Rue Garibaldi and the Cours Lafayette. This building was designed by Valode & Pistre and AIA architects, and is the tallest in the city, reaching 200 metres at the tip of its mast. As such, it surpasses the Tour Part-Dieu, previously the tallest tower in Lyon. Designed to provide a high level of comfort to its occupants, the Incity Tower contains leisure areas and an elevator system in which two cabins operate one above the other in the same shaft, which will improve the flow of people in the building without interruption.

  • "I am particularly pleased to be building Incity, an iconic project for the Lyon urban area, along with the Bouygues Construction Group", stated Jean-Claude Condamin, Chairman of Sogelym Dixence.

  • With an eye on the future and a respect for its surroundings, the Incity Tower established itself as a benchmark in the reduction of environmental impacts before it was even built. Certified during construction, the building has continued these efforts through its operating procedure and the green lease adopted by its future occupants.

  • The first city-centre tower in France to be certified HQE® (High Environmental Quality), Incity was designed to ensure the well-being of its occupants, favouring natural lighting and providing direct daylight for 90% of its offices. The modular design of its floor spaces makes it easy to try out new ways of organising the workplace, making management and internal communication easier.

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  1. 1
    Context
  2. 2
    Testimony
  3. 3
    Ambitions
  4. 4
    Innovation
  5. 5
    Video
  • The Incity Tower is located in the heart of the Lyon Part-Dieu business district, on the corner of Rue Garibaldi and the Cours Lafayette. This building was designed by Valode & Pistre and AIA architects, and is the tallest in the city, reaching 200 metres at the tip of its mast. As such, it surpasses the Tour Part-Dieu, previously the tallest tower in Lyon. Designed to provide a high level of comfort to its occupants, the Incity Tower contains leisure areas and an elevator system in which two cabins operate one above the other in the same shaft, which will improve the flow of people in the building without interruption.

  • "I am particularly pleased to be building Incity, an iconic project for the Lyon urban area, along with the Bouygues Construction Group", stated Jean-Claude Condamin, Chairman of Sogelym Dixence.

  • With an eye on the future and a respect for its surroundings, the Incity Tower established itself as a benchmark in the reduction of environmental impacts before it was even built. Certified during construction, the building has continued these efforts through its operating procedure and the green lease adopted by its future occupants.

  • The first city-centre tower in France to be certified HQE® (High Environmental Quality), Incity was designed to ensure the well-being of its occupants, favouring natural lighting and providing direct daylight for 90% of its offices. The modular design of its floor spaces makes it easy to try out new ways of organising the workplace, making management and internal communication easier.

IncityA neighbourhood on the rise

The Incity Tower, which replaces the old UAP tower, is part of an effort to transform the Part-Dieu business district in Lyon, the second-largest such district in France. With 44,500 m² of floor space on 39 storeys, the skyscraper will be a new landmark on the Lyon skyline. It houses nearly 2,700 employees on 32 levels and includes a basement level specially for technical areas, a two-storey-high entrance hall, and a two-storey inter-company restaurant. Owing to the confined space and heavy traffic on the worksite, construction needed to be organised is a particularly rigorous way.

 

Recognised know-how

Following handover of the Tour First (the tallest building in France) in 2011 and a number of projects in France and abroad, this contract attests to the know-how of Bouygues Construction when it comes to constructing immensely tall buildings. 

IncityExemplary energy efficiency

The Incity Tower stands out for its remarkable energy performance. The building is equipped with energy-efficient systems, and should consume less than 90 kWhPE/m²/year in total, compared to an average of 500 kWhPE/m²/year for the previous generation of office towers. This is the first tower in Lyon to be awarded the BBC® (1) low-consumption label, and has also obtained a double certification with the labels HQE® (1) and BREEAM® (1) Excellent.

For a building of this size (200 m), such energy performance constitutes a major challenge, one that has been met brilliantly. The extensive work put into energy optimisation during the design phase has made it possible to turn in a high-performance product:

  • An optimised exterior: double-skin façade + automated shutters used to limit solar intake and energy loss, thereby ensuring occupant comfort
  • High-performance mixed heat/cold generation: "heat pumps/chiller units and a heating network" incorporating renewable energy
  • Optimised natural lighting, for lowering consumption (adjustable brightness) while still favouring visual comfort
  • Optimised heat recovery (80%) from the exhaust air

Each feature was made with the occupants in mind, providing them with optimal comfort while reducing energy consumption.

IncityUne référence de la construction et de l’exploitation durable

This exemplary performance will ensure that the building's environmental impact can be managed and reduced. The Incity project aims to be a benchmark in sustainable development. As the building plans were first being sketched out, a general environmental impact analysis was conducted, which focused on:

  • Energy efficiency (BBC) and the use of local renewable resources
  • Taking into account ACV (Life-Cycle Analysis) concepts and the overall cost for the design phase
  • Managing the impact of the project on its environment during construction and operation (noise, waste, flora/fauna, etc.)
  • Optimising the maintenance/upkeep of the building in order to ensure that performance can be sustained over the long haul
  • Optimising occupants' comfort in terms of temperature, acoustics, aesthetics and odours
  • A first step toward a process of sustainable operation
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