Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés, in partnership with Eiffage and Woodeum, have won the competition for a 57 meter timber tower in the Saint-Jean Belcier district of Bordeaux, France. A tower and two shorter buildings, the 17,000 square meter mixed-use project contains housing, offices, and retail space, and is part of a larger master plan intent on spurring development in the vicinity of the Bordeaux-Saint-Jean railway station. The project name “Hyperion” is a reference to the world’s tallest living tree (a Sequoia sempervirens in Northern California) and emphasizes the proposal’s vanguard use of timber materials.
12:00 - 25 April, 2016
http://www.archdaily.com/786211/jean-paul-viguier-designs-a-mixed-use-timber-frame-tower-in-bordeaux Vladimir Gintoff
12:30 - 13 October, 2010
http://www.archdaily.com/81598/majunga-tower-jean-paul-viguier-et-associes Sebastian Jordana