Project: Le Projet Triangle, Porte de Versailles
Architect: Herzog & de Meuron
Location: Paris, France
Completion: 2006 – 2014 (planned completion)
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Herzog & de Meuron’s new project raises up in Paris, by lifting of a ban on tall buildings in the city Paris reveals its first inner city tower since 1977. This is why the the triangular profile uses to prevent the structure casting shadows on adjacent buildings, and allow for optimum solar and wind power generation.
On the scale of the Porte de Versailles site, the project will also play a significant role in the reorganisation of flows and perception of urban space. It will also permit its integration in the system of axes and perspectives that constitute the urban fabric of Paris.
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