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Jean-Paul Viguier Designs a Mixed-Use Timber Frame Tower in Bordeaux

12:00 - 25 April, 2016
Jean-Paul Viguier Designs a Mixed-Use Timber Frame Tower in Bordeaux, Courtesy of Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés
Courtesy of Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés

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.

Courtesy of Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés Courtesy of Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés Courtesy of Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés Courtesy of Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés +7

Majunga Tower / Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés

12:30 - 13 October, 2010
©L’Autre Image/Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés
©L’Autre Image/Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés

Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés shared with us his project ‘Majunga Tower’, located in La Défense, Paris, France. More images and architect’s description after the break.