TOUR MONTPARNASSE, Paris

TOUR MONTPARNASSE, Paris

TOUR MONTPARNASSE, Paris

TOUR MONTPARNASSE, Paris

 Architects: Studio Gang, Chicago

 

A Shimmering Presence -
Studio Gang and Team Unveil their Competition Design for Tour Montparnasse, Paris 


Studio Gang has unveiled their team’s design of the Montparnasse Tower. One of two finalists of the international competition, launched in June 2016, Studio Gang envisioned the tower with a "Shimmering Presence". On September 19, 2017, the firm Nouvelle AOM was selected as the competition's winner. 

Studio Gang led the design with support from local and international expert consultants, such as Licht Kunst Licht who provided the lighting design. The team's vision of the tower includes a rounded floor plan with a faceted bay window facade. At night, the interaction of grazing light and Persian blinds, integrated in the new double facade, creates a shimmering presence evocative of the charisma of a champagne glass filled with the lights of Paris.

The glass pavilion at the top consists of a steel corolla with an illuminated core that glows through the arching lamellas, thus defining the tower's crown while opening up a 360-degree view of the city.

All seven of the competition semi-finalists’ designs are on display at the Pavilion de l’Arsenal in Paris through October 22, 2017.

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