The Grand Hôtel-Dieu in Lyon
40,000 m² of restored buildings, 11,500 m² of new buildings, 8,000 m² of courtyards and gardens: Eiffage has been selected by the Hospices Civils de Lyon (Rhône) to rehabilitate the Grand Hôtel-Dieu. The operation which was given up in June, 2015 to Crédit Agricole Insurances, is the largest private renovation project ever carried out for a classified historic monument in France.
Founded in the 12th century, this historic building, located in an area that has been included in the Unesco list of world heritage sites, has three domes, a cloister and a series of interior courtyards. Its majestic façade stretches for 350 metres. It is truly an architectural treasure.
Once the building work has been completed, the Grand Hôtel-Dieu will house nine restaurants, forty-five boutiques, offices, an InterContinental 5* hotel with 143 rooms, a conference centre, a dozen residential units and the International City of Gastronomy. 1,400 windows will be restored or replaced, 15,000 m2 of roofing will be repaired, 40,000 m2 of facades cleaned and renovated. The site will open onto the city at eight different points of access, seven of which will be accessible to the public, replacing the single access point currently in use. One passageway will be protected by a large glass canopy. The City of Lyon will also be renovating the surrounding streets and the Jules-Courmont quay.
General view of the Grand Hôtel-Dieu in Lyon. © Asylum.
General view of the project. © Eiffage.