Ateliers Jean Nouvel completes pair of inclined skyscrapers in Paris - architecture and design

Ateliers Jean Nouvel completes pair of inclined skyscrapers in Paris



French studio Ateliers Jean Nouvel has designed the 180- and 125-metre-high Tours Duo skyscrapers to "create a character" for eastern Paris.
Designed as a landmark for eastern Paris, the pair of skyscrapers contain 97,000 square metres of office space and a 139-room hotelwith interiors designed by French designer Philippe Starck.
Ateliers Jean Nouvel designed the Duo skyscrapers in Paris
"Eastern Paris is slowly coming into focus, building up and taking form, completing and modifying an unfinished context," said Jean Nouvel.
"This project is about building its summit, its culminating point for the beginning of the century. It is also about creating a character, a singularity that is in relation with the reality of the site, that reveals its particular beauty, that relies on it to invent and strengthen the attractiveness of the place." The pair of skyscrapers are inclined
Built alongside the Priphrique ring road and a large railway siding, the pair of skyscrapers both lean away from a central plaza.
Nouvel angled the skyscrapers so that they would be more visible from the River Seine, the Priphrique and several of the city's landmarks.
The skyscrapers were designed with views from the Bibliothque Nationale de France in mind
"The site does not have landmark status in the perspective of the Avenue de France," he said. "It is not visible from the sidewalk of the Bibliothque Nationale de France."
"A slight inclination...
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