Jean Nouvel has won approval for "Tours DUO" in Paris. The mixed-use project, planned to rise on a former industrial site on the edge of the Seine in the Paris Rive Gauche district, aims to become a "top business real estate destination" and neighborhood amenity. Its two towers will house an eight-story hotel, office space, retail, a top floor restaurant-bar, gardens and green terraces, as well as a "renewed access" to the Seine.
Leaning to form an asymmetrical "V," DUO 1 will rise 180 meters and 39 stories; DUO 2 will be 122 meters and 27 stories tall. Both are expected to achieve "exceptional energy performance" with LEED® Platinum, HQE® and Effinergie+ certifications.
Nouvel was originally commissioned the project by winning an international competition. He is expected to break ground on Tours DUO in 2016, and complete it in 2020.
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