Lyon : Clos Layat park

Urban park
Project management
Leisure park
Neighbourhood park

Client :
Ville de Lyon

BASE – Team representative

Budget / 2,4 M€
Surface area / 3 ha
Completion / 2014

The project is situated in an area of Lyon deprived of leisure-oriented spaces and relatively far from the large parks of the city.

The Clos-Layat park redresses the demand for a public park, providing a space dedicated to the discovery of nature and outdoor activities, an oasis of freshness in the neighborhood, an ecological staging post at a metropolitan scale. Surrounded by a high outer wall and lines of plane trees, this 3 hectare site is the last piece of the historical estate of the Saint-Jean de Dieu hospital.

The expansion of the hospital’s private wooded park offers an opportunity to develop an open space (with a large leisure lawn and space for outdoor games) beside a woodland (with a promenade, picnic spots, wildlife observation posts…) surrounded by a border of trees. This classic and simple repartition of the park provides a rich variety of shadowy and light spaces.

The park has many different possible uses : a green theater and sun terraces facing the football fields, a 500 m2 playground… The Misty Playground is divided into two parts, a mist pool and a tree trunk forest with a suspended equilibrium path. The park also has fitness and picnic areas.

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