Extension and transformation of Galeries Lafayette

Built in the 1960s, the site that houses Galeries Lafayette, Monoprix and three other retail outlets is undergoing a major transformation to accommodate a new offer of stores and restaurants. This is a new stage in the urban revitalization of this outlying district of Lyon, following significant urban work and the arrival of the tramway.

The project which is organized in two phases includes the development of three extensions of 18,222 sq.m of floor space around the current building, as well as the renovation of the central area with a floor space of 26,366 sq.m and the building of a three-level silo parking lot with 606 spots.

  • The first extension is built on the east side of the current parking lot and will house Galeries Lafayette, with a rooftop parking lot.
  • Another extension will complete the complex to the south part. It will top the existing park-and-ride facility and will also have a rooftop parking lot.
  • The existing shopping centre will then be restructured and renovated to accommodate the new retail and restaurant offer. This restructuring will be completed with an extension to the west part on the ground floor with a vast roof terrace and a forecourt opened to the city.

In all, the new shopping mall will include, in addition to Galeries Lafayette and Monoprix, 48 shops, 14 mid-sized stores, 7 convenience stores and 6 restaurants for a total surface area of 43,228 sq.m.

The architectural project was designed by the Moatti-Rivière Agency: the firm has imagined a specific cladding that will envelop the whole structure and give it an architectural cohesion.


The work is being carried out on an occupied site, with Galeries Lafayette remaining open during the entire construction period, and will be completed in 2025.



Line of business

Shopping centres

Type of contract



Moatti-Rivière Agency

Surface area

43,228 sq.m.




69500 Bron, France

Completion dates




Breeam Very Good

Photo Credits

Moatti-Rivière Agency

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