Majunga Tower by Jean-Paul Viguier et Associes

By : Dennis Franklin | 11 Oct 2014 1:02 pm | Skyscrapers

The architectural practice of Jean-Paul Viguier et Associes reinvented an office block tower in La Defense, France, by bracketing three vertical bands together into the articulated facades to create an asymmetrical 195 meter high tower that spreads over 39 floors.

The three bands have different thickness and they define the resulting volume through an autonomy of shape, responding to the specific context of the tower with a base that connects it to the esplanade and with the gardens below while also maintaining a connection with the sky due to the top that underlines the breakdown of the tower into three parts.

The façade has a double skin for lower energy consumption and the main materials employed are glass and aluminum. The southern side has loggias and plants behind the glass to create hollow areas into the façade that bring a contrast to the other sides of the tower, thus bringing a new dimension to the overall structure.

 

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