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Elizabeth de Portzamparc Unveils New Skyscraper Manifesto With Competition Winning Taichung Intelligence Operations Center

14:15 - 21 December, 2017
Courtesy of Elizabeth de Portzamparc Architecte
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Elizabeth de Portzamparc has been selected as the winner of an international competition for the design of the new Taichung Intelligence Operation Center in Taichung, Taiwan. Conceived as a ‘vertical interconnected neighborhood,’ the tower grows from a series of terraces at its base that turn to become the facade.

Viewed as an extension of the city, the five levels of the podium will be accessible to the public, offering a variety of retail and restaurant options as well as access to the 24,000-square-meter Digital Cultural Center. These spaces will be connected by a series of ribbon-like ‘vertical streets,’ passing through spacious, light-filled atriums and connecting to rooftop green spaces.

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Elizabeth de Portzamparc Wins Competition to Design Le Bourget Metro Station in Paris

01:00 - 9 October, 2014
Elizabeth de Portzamparc Wins Competition to Design Le Bourget Metro Station in Paris, A large English court and a skylight to illuminate the interior. Image © Elizabeth de Portzamparc Architecte
A large English court and a skylight to illuminate the interior. Image © Elizabeth de Portzamparc Architecte

Elizabeth de Portzamparc has won an international competition to design a new railway station in Le Bourget, France. Like Enric Miralles Benedetta Tagliabue's (EMBT), who was recently announced as winner of a similar commission, the Le Bourget is one of four stations that will be built as part of the ambitious Grand Paris Express (GPE) project which seeks to modernize the existing transport network and create an automatic metro that will connect new neighborhoods to Paris.

Elizabeth de Portzamparc’s winning entry will serve three communes: Le Bourget, Drancy and La Courneuve. Flexibility for future programming, station visibility, and the presence of nature are all major influencing aspects of the design.

More on the winning design, after the break.