2011 Skyscraper Competition
Rochambeau Cyrille, Bertin Joel, Herizo Randrianarison
How to integrate a skyscraper into the historic urban fabric of Paris? After the controversial construction of the Montparnasse tower, this project seeks to develop a middle ground between super-high skyscrapers and the existing Haussmannian fabric of the city – a challenge characterized by the desire to create a coherent link between the existing context and the various programs of the skyscraper that would bring the city to the 21st century.
One of the strategies is to create a new pedestrian layer for the city through the utilization of the rooftops – a link between the traditional horizontal city and the new vertical extensions or contemporary Parisian skyscrapers. These new buildings are designed using the existing fabric as reference, where you will be able to find little squares, picturesque streets, parks, housing, and many cultural facilities.
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