Dominique Perrault Architecture, the French practice recently awarded with the opportunity to build a tower called The Blade in Seoul as part of Daniel Libeskind’s master plan, has now been announced as winner of a concept/construction international competition for the Esplanade Tower in downtown Fribourg, Switzerland. The high rise is part of regeneration project of the Swiss Federal Railways at the site of the former Pilettes Station. More after the break. By 2015, the Esplanade Tower will fit into Fribourg’s skyline. The tower is a 60 meter glass skyscraper of 18 floors that is anticipated to become a landmark of the new downtown. The downtown area has a long and rich history. It is layered with the transformation of its historic districts, stratified along lower and upper terraces.
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