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Modern churches are rare in the centre of Lyons compared with the neo-classic, neo-gothic and medieval edifices. The church of Saint-Jean-Apôtre, constructed in the sixties by the architect A. Chomel, is therefore a rare example in this quartier des Etats-Unis modified in the 20th century. The building materials(concrete and stone) are definitely modern and encourage innovative forms: the polygonal edifice and its round roof don't go unnoticed! Chomel has created an original church but he has also shown that he knew how to use sober materials and architecture, which help people to meditate without showing any exterior signs of richness.