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Jean-Paul Viguier Designs a Mixed-Use Timber Frame Tower in Bordeaux

Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés, in partnership with Eiffage and Woodeum, have won the competition for a 57 meter timber tower in the Saint-Jean Belcier district of Bordeaux, France. A tower and two shorter buildings, the 17,000 square meter mixed-use project contains housing, offices, and retail space, and is part of a larger master plan intent on spurring development in the vicinity of the Bordeaux-Saint-Jean railway station. The project name ?Hyperion? is a reference to the world?s tallest living tree (a Sequoia sempervirens in Northern California) and emphasizes the proposal?s vanguard use of timber materials.

Courtesy of Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés

Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés, in partnership with Eiffage and Woodeum, have won the competition for a 57 meter timber tower in the Saint-Jean Belcier district of Bordeaux, France. A tower and two shorter buildings, the 17,000 square meter mixed-use project contains housing, offices, and retail space, and is part of a larger master plan intent on spurring development in the vicinity of the Bordeaux-Saint-Jean railway station. The project name ?Hyperion? is a reference to the world?s tallest living tree (a Sequoia sempervirens in Northern California) and emphasizes the proposal?s vanguard use of timber materials.
Courtesy of Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés

The project?s tower element utilizes laminated veneer lumber (LVL) and glula...
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