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  5. Edouard François
  6. 2004
  7. Flashback: Tower Flower / Edouard François

Flashback: Tower Flower / Edouard François

  • 01:00 - 25 June, 2012
Flashback: Tower Flower / Edouard François
Flashback: Tower Flower / Edouard François, Courtesy of  Edouard françois
Courtesy of Edouard françois

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Rue Hérold, Paris, France
  • Area

    2600.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2004
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Edouard françois

From the architect. The Flower Tower was completed in 2004.

Courtesy of  Edouard françois
Courtesy of Edouard françois

Christian de Portzamparc, architect in charge of the urban regeneration zone of Hauts Malesherbes, had given us a carte blanche.

Courtesy of  Edouard françois
Courtesy of Edouard françois

The tower is the vertical continuation of an adjacent park. Its giant flower pots, hanging from the balconies, were inspired by Parisian window planters that can be in themselves botanical treasures. These façade elements were one of the first applications of Ductal (by Lafarge). The social housing is freed of all bearing walls. 

Courtesy of  Edouard françois
Courtesy of Edouard françois

The inhabitants enjoy the rustling of bamboo and a light filtered by the foliage. The elevator is on the façade and, glazed on both sides, it allows light to penetrate into the common areas. On the ground floor, it opens to the outside, transforming the exterior into a hall.

Courtesy of  Edouard françois
Courtesy of Edouard françois

The Flower Tower embodies the expression of desire for nature in the city.

Courtesy of  Edouard françois
Courtesy of Edouard françois

Courtesy of  Edouard françois
Courtesy of Edouard françois

Courtesy of  Edouard françois
Courtesy of Edouard françois

Courtesy of  Edouard françois
Courtesy of Edouard françois

Courtesy of  Edouard françois
Courtesy of Edouard françois

Courtesy of  Edouard françois
Courtesy of Edouard françois

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