Since 2013, Lyon has organised an annual design, Lyon City Design, within its urban centre. The event promotes ideas about ecology, aesthetics and practicality to make living in a city a better experience. The ibis Styles hotels are located near the event. They mix comfort with stylish design so that you can enjoy your holiday to the maximum.
Design in Lyon: original creations
The event has an alternating schedule: in odd years it is Lyon City Design, but in even years it is Lyon City Design Arena. The former welcomes all kinds of meetings and events, whereas the latter explores a predefined theme through conferences. One example is water in an urban environment. The aim is to have everyone work together to make la Ville des Lumières into a city of the future at the cutting edge of technology and to improve quality of life generally. It transforms urban spaces into a playground for designers and citizens alike. This design event in Lyon is open to the public, welcoming everyone from specialists to curious laymen. A different district hosts it each year, depending on its involvement in the sustainable city project.
Ideally situated close to the city centre, the ibis Styles hotels are in easy reach of Lyon City Design’s many events. Exhibitions, conferences, trails and guided tours are organised in locations where development is firmly underway so you can discover spaces and buildings as they are coming into being. Young graduates and experienced creators all present their projects for the city. Outdoor sofa beds, binoculars which show Lyon from the sky and signage which rotates 360 to point to events in real time are just some of the inventive ideas explored by participants from France and elsewhere.