In Studio Daniel Libeskind they know architecture is communicative and every building tells a unique and particular story which is reflecting both the programmatic content and the singularity of the site. The Tour Signal La Defense proposal for Paris radiates a new spirit with a vibrant, sustainable, mixed-use development. The tower is rich and powerful, unique icon, expressed in a very dynamic volume in La Defense.
It not only the form of the building that makes it iconic, but also its content with a new, expressive architecture, signifying radical innovation in sustainable design. The aim was to create a building before its time – the synergy of bold, sustainable innovation and exiting design makes it progressive and direction for the future.
Two intertwined ribbons spiral together formally and programmatically, creating a tower. Once completed, the place between the ribbons is filled with southern-facing vertical gardens which act as biotopes for workers, visitors and residents, while illuminating sky with life. These gardens actually relate to ancient French landscape tradition as they bring innovation to 21st century towers, allowing nature to fill the skylines.
It is of great importance that architecture becomes integrated in city program, transporting with the content, messages of programmatic and cultural significance. The Signal Tower has multitude of uses, including office space, residential, hotel, entertainment, culture, retail, health and wellness, in order to insure a lively, active and vibrant city life.
The Tour Signal project is designed to become an icon of 21st century Parisian skyline, like the Eiffel Tower and the Grand Arch.
To commemorate the 9th Annual Skyscraper Competition, eVolo is publishing the Limited Edition Book "eVolo Skyscrapers 2" which is the follow-up to its highly acclaimed book “eVolo Skyscrapers”. The 628-page book examines 150 projects received during the last years of the competition. Only 1000 copies are available worldwide.