- Client: Eiffage Immobilier
- Program: Unencumbered offices
- Partners: Cdlp, Elythis, Studio Joran Briand
- Hqe Targets: 3,4,5,7,9,10
- Environmental Approach: Performance level conforming to Ecofaur2 RT 2012 THPE
- Technical Equipment: Thermal solar cells, External insulation
- Budget: 5,600,000 €
- City: Nantes
- Country: France
Text description provided by the architects. The Kanoa tower is a project that fits into the vast urban development plan for the Island of Nantes.
This is a very understated building, whose shape, worked to the extreme, is the main feature. To minimize the tower’s impact on the street, it was designed in a "boot" shape and discreetly covered in zinc, which was laid down in shingles to create a scaled effect.
Inside, the lobby is notable for its functionality and the diversity of programs that can be offered simultaneously. This is a place for meetings and conviviality, where the structure’s modularity allows for many types of events thanks to its ephemeral boundaries.
The walls of wooden cladding incidentally serve as a place to park bicycles in suspension, and provide residents with individual lockers in which to store helmets and miscellaneous equipment.
On the ground floor, a parking lot is equipped with a system of automatic, superimposed parking spaces (vehicle lifts), thus doubling its capacity.