Tour Ycone

Jean Nouvel, an architect with an international reputation, has designed the new Ycone tower in Lyon's "La Confluence" district. Inaugurated on March 7th 2019, it is a building of great diversity (92 apartments including 27 social housing units as well as stores) that resonates perfectly with the word "confluence" meaning meeting and mixing. A building in the spirit of its time but also a place to live in the future.

CP 130 Sliding Systems and CP 68 Sliding Systems - Residental/Project Tour Ycone located in Lyon, France

Jean Nouvel has allowed Ycone to find its place in the middle of existing multi-style buildings, while developing features that allow it to offer a comfortable lifestyle to all its users. This is true regardless of the apartment, the floor or the urban planning developments to come in the neighbourhood. It is in this sense that the large sliding doors CP 130, CP 68 and TS 68 windows from Reynaers Aluminium have been installed in this 14-storey tower.

CP 130 system:

36 dB Sound attenuation

5 BREEAM credits in the building's thermal performance and light supply criteria

50% minimum recycled material and lower environmental impact


An opening and a wide field of vision on the outside

Many housing programs today are looking for high acoustic comfort, outdoor surfaces in loggia or terrace, with maximum openings. This was the case with the Ycone tower, which, because of its location in the immediate vicinity of the railways and not far from the Autoroute du Soleil, also required special acoustic treatment. The architect Jean Nouvel first imagined a double skin facade (two superimposed planes). Then, opted for high-performance corner sliders in terms of sound attenuation: the Reynaers Aluminium CP 130 system in corner version, which allows you to enjoy outdoor spaces and let in as much light as possible while protecting against noise.


CP 130 Sliding Systems and CP 68 Sliding Systems - Residental/Project Tour Ycone located in Lyon, France

"Opening a large corner window creates a striking feeling of space and a wide uninterrupted view through window frames," explains Thomas Faustini, Key Account Manager at Reynaers Aluminium. This configuration adds a lot of cachet to a home. In addition, the large, slender handles offer both a contemporary look and a very simple and effortless use for the inhabitants." The angled windows provide more light in the rooms and allow you to enjoy the view of the city. Together with the CP 130 system, they also guarantee high acoustic comfort.”

Homes where it is good to live and where everyone feels at home

Jean Nouvel wanted to create comfortable places where people want to stay. Dwellings where you are not subject to the view of your neighbours and where privacy is protected. To this end, he sought the best ways to stay out of the gaze of the other without it representing a nuisance. "A comfort of life in which Reynaers Aluminium participates thanks to its CP 130 sliding doors," explains Thomas Faustini. This system allows to open large windows, with leaves of 2.60 m wide and 2.70 m high up to 300 kg, it can also reach 36 dB of acoustic attenuation. It also provides multiple configurations (from monorail to eight rails, galandage and angle).

“Reynaers Aluminium's CP 130 system provides high-performance air, water and wind tightness for a sliding system: A*4 E*8A V*C3 and its thermal performance can reach a Uw of 1.3 W/m².K.”Thomas Faustini, Key Account Manager at Reynaers Aluminium
CP 130 Sliding Systems and CP 68 Sliding Systems - Residental/Project Tour Ycone located in Lyon, France

Another advantage is that CP 130 has an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD®): a standardised, registered and independently verified document that provides transparent and comparable information on the environmental impact of products over their life cycle (in accordance with ISO 14025). This EPD® form certifies the use of a minimum rate of recycled material by about 50%.

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Roland Halbe
Other partners: 
SCCV M3 SUD CONFLUENCE (Project managers)