Yves Lion

Projects by the international members of the jury panel: Yves Lion

Ateliers Lion Architectes Urbanistes is a French practice founded by Yves Lion. The bureau is highly experienced in masterplanning and architecture, and experiments with new forms and building shapes. Their portfolio includes single-family community housing in L'Isle-d'Abeau and Rochefort-sur-Mer, apartment blocks in Paris, government buildings such as Court palaces in Draguignan and Lyon, French embassy in Beirut, and many others. Among the bureau's recent projects are Charles de Gaulle French Lyсee (Syria) and Fine arts museum in Dijon.

Fine arts museum in Dijon

The reconstruction of the museum was developed around three theme routes reflecting three major eras of the Western art: the middle ages/Renaissance, classicism and contemporary art. The inner space has been replanned and one of the already existing buildings became the main entrance. An extension was added with its new roof being juxtaposed to those of the surrounding buildings. The first stage of the reconstruction ended in September 2013.


© Ateliers Lion associ?s – Fine arts museum, Dijon



© Ateliers Lion associ?s – Fine arts museum, Dijon



© Ateliers Lion associ?s – Fine arts museum, Dijon


Charles de Gaulle French Lyсee

When planning the school facilities in the Syrian arid climate, the architects focused on the natural ventilation. Two-storey buildings with patios form a small but rich garden with its own microclimate. The walls of the buildings have thermal qualities owing to the thick concrete used on their inner side and concrete blocks on the outer side divided by air pockets.


© AKAA – Alhadi Albaridi



© AKAA – Alhadi Albaridi


French embassy in Beirut

Besides the embassy, the building houses the chancellery, the administration, a police post and a library. From the street, the fa?ade is clad in stone repeating the architecture of the ancient city streets. The inner garderns offer a variety of public spaces. 


© Ateliers Lion associ?s – French embassy, Beirut



© Ateliers Lion associ?s – French embassy, Beirut