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Majunga Tower / Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés

Majunga Tower / Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés
©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.

Contemporary tower designs reflect researches on new way of lives and the desire for modernity. « Majunga » fits within this dynamic flow of creativity and renewal.

©L’Autre Image/Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés
©L’Autre Image/Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés

Architectural competition brings singular responses, and projects gain their singularity from the composition of their forms. The plan’s dissymmetry in relation to its core has produced the drawing of three strips of different thicknesses. Three distinct plates thus appeared, side by side, deployed, and forming the tower’s shape. This original silhouette may be seen from the Esplanade de la Défense and creates a surprising summit which personality can be noticed from a great distance. This singular tower is anchored in the ground through the Esplanade de la Défense to a garden below.

Architect: Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés Location: Puteaux, La Defénse, France Project Leader: Edwige Caumont Architect Project Manager: Andres Larrain Project Team: Julie Lavergne, Stéphanie Boufflet, Arthur Brigaud, Thomas Ouanhnon, Benoist Quiviger Project Date: 2013 Surface: 69,500 sqm Height: 195 meters Cost: 195 M € excl. tax Photographs: L’Autre Image/Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés

©L’Autre Image/Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés
©L’Autre Image/Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés

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Cite: Sebastian Jordana. "Majunga Tower / Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés" 13 Oct 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/81598/majunga-tower-jean-paul-viguier-et-associes/> ISSN 0719-8884
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