Case Study 1_ Lyon ( France)

June 11th to July 14th 2018 / Apply before May 20th, 2 000 €

First edition of a series of International Summer School Program and is glad to invite a group of students for a five week program investigating the future lives of humans in tomorrow’s cities



Settled in the center of Lyon, the school o ers perfect conditions for intensive group work, experimentation, prototyping and exhibition. During the five week program, the school will become a place where unpredicted forms and ideas are tested and discussed.

The international summer program is based on the core pedagogy of CONFLUENCE : open, alternative, collaborative and innovative, moving towards a hopeful and forward looking architecture for the 21st century.

Students will experiment how the convergence of different forms of knowledge contribute to the elaboration of an original way of making projects and confront contemporary issues. They will discover how the architectural project is a research activity on its own: to conceive is to undertake research.


We’re looking for architecture students and graduates with an interest in contemporary issues, digital fabrication, prospective attitudes towards the future of cities and the future of living, as well as professionals who would like to further their understanding of architectural thinking. One of the main qualities is the ability of dreaming based on solid historical researches.

At CONFLUENCE, project is understood as a research activity on its own. To conceive a project is to undertake research: it is to call up new ways of questioning, experimenting and conceiving. Students are encouraged to individually design their program and given

Light Festival 2017

Confluence is proud to continu its collaboration with the Fondation Bullukian in Lyon in 2018.

For the Festival of Light 2018, students will build a pavilion in the garden of the Fondation with the help of Lyon city.

Great opportunity for us to look back at 2017 edition. Three students from Confluence, Maxime Beaudoncq, Meriem Benkirane and Kevin Maille  built “The Spark” , an interactive installation where 4636 people came.

In 2017 Confluence Institute and La Fondation Bullukian worked together to present “The Spark” in order to foster creativity and innovation.

The installation was conceived during a workshop ” La frontière du vide” at Confluence Institute lead by Juan Velasquez- architect of light.

The spark installation offers to strike sparkes to produce a light projection on a sculpture made by the artist Vincent Mauger.

Admission Fall 2018

Admission opens for Fall semester 2018 fr Cycle 1 & 2 ( Licence and Master)

Apply through the admission menu , fill the online form and send you portfolio and motivation letter to

Admission opens during summer outside ParcoursSup french system

Join the first international and european school of Architecture in France and get a RIBA Part 1 & 2 Degree

Student work. Augmented reality project during Peter Cook studio 2017 by Joséphine Bourat, Maxime Beaudoncq and Omar Saad .

Fall Semester 2018 Program #1

Confluence is very proud to welcome Francis Kéré for a intensive workshop for Fall semester 2018

Throughout the year and during the inter-semester summer period, intensive workshops are organized with invited personalities acting in architecture and related fields (scenography, environment, digital fabrication, art, danse, theory etc..)

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Diébédo Francis Kéré was born in 1965 in Gando, Burkina Faso and studied at the Technical University of Berlin. Parallel to his studies, he established the Kéré Foundation, and in 2005 he founded Kéré Architecture.

His architectural practice has been recognized nationally and internationally with awards including the Aga Khan Award for Architecture (2004) for his first building, a primary school in Gando, Burkina Faso, and the Global Holcim Award 2012 Gold. Kéré has undertaken projects in varied countries including Burkina Faso, Mali, Germany and Switzerland. In 2017 the Serpentine Galleries commissioned him to design the Serpentine Pavilion in London. He has held professorships at the Harvard GSD and the Swiss Academia. In 2017 he accepted the professorship for “Architectural Design and Participation” at TU München (Germany).

Kéré continues to reinvest knowledge back into Burkina Faso and other sites across four different continents. He has developed innovative construction strategies that combine traditional building techniques and materials with modern engineering methods.

Kéré’s work has recently been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Architekturmuseum in Munich and the Philadelphia Museum of Art (both in 2016) and his work has been selected for group exhibitions such as: Small Scale, Big Change: New Architectures of Social Engagement, at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2010) and Sensing Spaces, at the Royal Academy, London (2014).

Apply and join the first international, european and RIBA school of Architecture in France 

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