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Old December 22nd, 2007, 12:11 PM   #1541
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Could someone use that picture above and insert expected new towers in the skyline?
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Old December 22nd, 2007, 03:03 PM   #1542
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Could someone use that picture above and insert expected new towers in the skyline?
I was going to do that, but it takes a long time.
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Old December 23rd, 2007, 02:45 PM   #1543
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The Vuitton Foundation for Arts by Gehry is now under construction!


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Old December 23rd, 2007, 02:53 PM   #1544
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That's an amazing building.
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Old December 23rd, 2007, 03:47 PM   #1545
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The Vuitton Foundation for Arts by Gehry is now under construction!

Awesome news for a great building
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Old December 23rd, 2007, 09:05 PM   #1546
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The Vuitton Foundation for Arts by Gehry is now under construction!

That's a great news !

Do you know the specific location ? I've read somewhere that it's supposed to replace the former restaurant "L'Orée du Bois" at Porte Maillot, but now they are talking about a construction inside the "Jardins d'acclimatation" theme park. Does anyone know ?

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Old December 23rd, 2007, 09:17 PM   #1547
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Here's a model of the project currently under construction :




And here's a larger rendering of the building:




It's terrific ! I love it !
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Old December 23rd, 2007, 09:35 PM   #1548
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Amaising, beautiful, greatness.
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Old December 23rd, 2007, 11:00 PM   #1549
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Again, he's faking himself. Gehry's getting boring.
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Old December 24th, 2007, 01:20 AM   #1550
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The project take place in Bois de Boulogne. It will replace the boowling near to the Jardin d'acclimatation.

For that building Gehry is trying to make something different keeping his signature. He is making his specificical forms playing with glass and transparence. He presented his project as one of his most achieved... let time to judge...
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Old December 24th, 2007, 01:51 PM   #1551
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La cité de la mode et du design
(Design and Fashion centre) near to the National Library





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Old December 24th, 2007, 02:18 PM   #1552
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I'm not real a fan of this 70's apple green...
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Old December 30th, 2007, 09:42 PM   #1553
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An old and small electric power station has been transformed into an office building. The cladding is made of photovoltaics cells. It will be finished soon.



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Old December 30th, 2007, 10:00 PM   #1554
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The Vuitton Foundation for Arts by Gehry is now under construction!

Wow amazing!
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Old December 30th, 2007, 10:05 PM   #1555
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I love La cité de la mode et du design its ever nice!!! Something different, color different! Just a question though.... the part where you don't see a green frame, what are they gonna put there? just glass?

Also, is fondation vuitton for the fashion Designer Louis vuitton?

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Old December 30th, 2007, 10:56 PM   #1556
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La cité de la mode et du design is build on a masterpiece of our industrial heritage. It's one of the first concrete structure in Paris. We keep it und plug those green structures on.
The first level will be an open space, without any glass (because of floods).

The redering is better than any explaination


The Vuitton Foundation will host modern and contemporary arts (the collection of Arnault and some events too.)
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Old January 5th, 2008, 05:02 PM   #1557
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The winner of the architect contest to build the D2 Tower in La Défense was revealed a few days ago. It is French architect Anthony Béchu. Béchu's D2 Tower is approx. 180m (590 ft) high. It is part of the 1st stage of the La Défense regeneration plan (2007-2013).

No renders have been revealed yet. Earlier last year we saw renders of a project for the D2 Tower by Béchu. I don't know if it's the same project that won the architect contest.

Here are the renders from Béchu's proposal for the D2 Tower last year:







So it looks like Paris is set to have its own gherkin, sorry it's cornichon. The height will be about the same as the Swiss Re Tower in London.

The D2 Tower will replace the 9-floor Veritas Building built in 1984 and which will be destroyed to make way for the D2 Tower. Here is the location of the Veritas Building/D2 Tower in La Défense:



This is the 9-floor Veritas Building today. The level difference between La Défense's concrete slab (to the left, not visible in this picture) and the natural street level located about 20 meters below the concrete slab is the reason for the elevated ramps (climbing toward the slab) and concrete jungle bordering the Veritas Building:



Compare with this render of the base of D2 Tower. The base will be completely integrated with the boulevard. Béchu aims to smoothen the level difference between the concrete slab and the natural street level to restore a more traditional urban appearance. It's also quite visible in the first image at the beginning of this message, with what appears like impressive stairs linking the elevated slab and the boulevard.



The D2 Tower will stand next to the iconic CBX Tower:


Larger view, with heights:


At night:


D2 Tower will stand next to Air², Generali, New Axa, and New Gan (not shown here). Probably the most impressive line-up of skyscrapers in Europe:


The same area from the other side:


Same view, but with the New Gan Tower this time (Air² is not shown here):

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Old January 5th, 2008, 05:36 PM   #1558
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Nice and clear explanation Brisavoine. I'm impressed !
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Old January 6th, 2008, 06:40 PM   #1559
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Béchu won but Gautrand's tower looked way better..

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Old January 6th, 2008, 06:58 PM   #1560
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ditto
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