Tour Montparnasse Paris by Studio Gang

Tour Montparnasse Paris by Studio Gang, Architect, French Skyscraper Building, Architecture

Tour Montparnasse Paris by Studio Gang

New Skyscraper Building in the Capital of France – design by Studio Gang Architects

3 Dec 2018

Tour Montparnasse Paris by Studio Gang

Design: Studio Gang Architects, Chicago

Tour Montparnasse design by Studio Gang Architects

Tour Montparnasse Paris by Studio Gang

Glass Future Prize Winner: Tour Montparnasse, Paris, France by Studio Gang

Tour Montparnasse Paris by Studio Gang

Images: Studio Gang

Developed for the international competition to redesign Tour Montparnasse, Studio Gang’s design transforms this monolithic skyscraper into a beautiful new landmark for twenty-first-century Paris—a tower that is simultaneously a dynamic hub for economic innovation, a vibrant center of community life, and a global model of sustainability.

Tour Montparnasse Paris by Studio Gang

A new, faceted facade gives the Tower a shimmering silhouette that marks its presence in the Parisian landscape from wherever it’s seen. Like the historic Haussmann-era buildings of the quartier Montparnasse, each level of the Tower adopts a human scale, while at the scale of the city, the building inscribes itself with a generous monumentality.

Tour Montparnasse Paris by Studio Gang

The design’s intrinsic beauty goes beyond its exterior appearance to offer renewed functionality and program, as well as far greater environmental performance. A diverse combination of uses and services make the tower a powerful economic engine and lively gathering place.

Tour Montparnasse Paris by Studio Gang

Its transparent base serves as an inviting front door for its many offerings, which include fifty floors of work space, a spectacular observatory with indoor garden, restaurants with terraces, a hotel, cafés, a co-working hub, retail, a gym, and conference center. The tower’s redesigned plaza works with the base to blur the boundaries between inside and outside, offering a much-improved experience and new amenities.

Tour Montparnasse Paris by Studio Gang

Its topographic section with cascading gardens brings light and greenery to the building and its surroundings while maintaining an urban flexibility that accommodates everyday public activity, open-air markets, and large events.

Tour Montparnasse Paris by Studio Gang

The plaza and base also incorporate a new urban mobility hub that connects different modes of transit. This asset is one of the project’s integrated sustainable features—which also include a high-performance facade, wind-derived shape, and green infrastructure systems—that together achieve a notable level of environmental performance commensurate with Paris’s leading role in the global battle against climate change.

Tour Montparnasse Paris by Studio Gang

Inside the new tower, the faceted facade’s bay windows produce generous, flexible work spaces and exciting social spaces that are filled with natural daylight and open up expansive vistas of Paris. At its top, the building culminates in an extraordinary glass pavilion that offers 360-degree views of the city.

Tour Montparnasse design by Studio Gang Architects Chicago

Supported by a steel corolla structure, it houses a lush garden that gives a taste of the French terroir, as well as a théâtre de verdure that can accommodate a range of special events, live performances, and celebrations. This airy space where people, nature, and culture mix is designed to be an ideal belvédère from which to watch Paris’s bright future unfold.

Tour Montparnasse by Studio Gang Architects Chicago

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21 Sep 2017

Mirage – Montparnasse Tower Renovation in Paris

Montparnasse Tower Building Renewal
Location: Paris XVe

Design: MAD Architects / Executive Architect: DGLa

MAD reveals ‘Mirage’ ─ a design proposal for the Renovation of Paris’ Montparnasse Tower

MAD Architects, led by Ma Yansong, unveils “Mirage” ─ a renovation proposal: the design transforms this huge black monolithic building into an artistic lighting installation that reflects the city upside down.

Mirage Montparnasse Tower Renovation in Paris

Mirage – Montparnasse Tower Renovation Paris

Amour des Tours – MAD Architects produced by MIR from MAD architects on Vimeo.

Amour des Tours, Demain Montparnasse
Produced by MIR

Mirage Montparnasse Tower Renewal Paris images / information from MAD Architects

MAD Architects / DGLa

Tour Montparnasse Paris

Montparnasse Tower
Location: Paris XVe
Date: 1973
Designers: Beaudoin, Cassan, De Marien, Saubot;
A. Epstein & Sons International, Inc., Architects

210m high, public viewing from 59th floor.

The Montparnasse Tower is the tallest building in France

Tour Montparnasse Competition in Paris

Tour Montparnasse Competition
Tour Montparnasse Paris
image : Wikimedia Commons
Tour Montparnasse Competition in Paris
An international architecture competition in 2015 to find a new look for the 59-storey tower block as well as the shopping precinct at its base.

The Montparnasse Tower is the tallest building in France

Gaité Montparnasse in Paris

Paris Skyscrapers

Tour Montparnasse Competition

Société Générale Tower


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