Confluences. Birth of a Museum

Confluences. Genèse d’un musée


Built where the waters of the Rhône and the Saône meet, the museum aptly embodies its name. The museum’s aim is to become a place of exchange and a melting pot of different perspectives.

The exceptional architectural structure designed by the firm Coop Himmelb(l)au fully meets this brief. From the first sketches of the building to the complex implementation of building work, Confluences. Birth of a Museum outlines the stages of the Musée de Confluences’ construction. The publication’s cover and bold layout will help you find out about all the aspects of this incredible architectural feat.


  • Published by: Musée des Confluences/Flammarion
  • Date of publication: 2014
  • Format: 24 × 32.5 cm
  • Cover: hardback
  • Number of pages: 112
  • Available in French and in English
  • ISBN: 978-2-0813-5380-0
  • Price: €22 inc. VAT

Available to purchase

  • At the Musée des Confluences gift shop
  • In bookshops