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Old January 25th, 2008, 07:44 PM   #1581
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The building will have solar panels covering the roof – enough to supply its 5,000 occupants with electricity

Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/mai...cngreen103.xml
This, is one of the greatest work of architecture!!! Green, but also so beautiful!!!!! Its amazing!
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Old January 26th, 2008, 01:36 PM   #1582
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a renovation in Montreuil (eastern Paris) by Antoine Durand (Má Architectes)
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Old January 29th, 2008, 10:54 AM   #1583
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Tour Carpe Diem



Architect : ROBERT A.M. STERN ARCHITECTS for AVIVA France
32 floors
About 160m.

hmmmm....

Project for Warsaw 280m.Aren't they to similar?
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Old January 29th, 2008, 11:03 AM   #1584
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yes they are, I don't think this tower should be built in Paris really.
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Old January 29th, 2008, 11:09 AM   #1585
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However,this project in Warsaw will be changed.
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Old February 4th, 2008, 10:10 PM   #1586
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The one in Waesaw is nicer, I hope the one in Paris will be change
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Old February 5th, 2008, 09:28 AM   #1587
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La Defense sure has a way of renovating/reconstructing buildings that already look good as they are. That is like what they are planning to do with the tour Manhattan and Tour Descartes. And why don't they just renovate the AGF Athena tower?

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Old February 5th, 2008, 10:52 PM   #1588
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From the outside maybe they look good, but inside they probably look bad enough that they need renovation/reconstruction (asbestos, small office space per floor, costly cooling systems, and so on).

Coming back to the 166m (545 ft) Carpe Diem Tower, which is due to be delivered in 2013, you can see its exact location on Metropolitan's map of La Défense:


And here is a more detailed map of the area:


The Carpe Diem Tower will replace the 8-floor France Telecom Building. Here are some pics of the France Telecom Buidling.

Front side on the Circular Boulevard (it's the building with "Open" written on it):


Back side:


The France Telecom Building in its environment:


Carpe Diem among future towers:


Like the other towers proposed in La Défense, the Carpe Diem Tower will be fully integrated with the Circular Boulevard and not removed from it as is the case with towers currently standing in La Défense. Carpe Diem Tower aims to create an urban juncture between the concrete slab of La Défense and the streets around La Défense which are a good 20 meters (70 ft) below the concrete slab.

Here are more renderings of Carpe Diem, with captions below each rendering.











Two very large renderings:
http://www.worldarchitecturenews.com...dering%201.jpg
http://www.defense-92.fr/photos/Rendering%202.jpg
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Old February 5th, 2008, 10:57 PM   #1589
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Article about Carpe Diem on ArchNewsNow.com.
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Stern Seizes the Day: Tour Carpe Diem by Robert A.M. Stern Architects

The newest addition to La Défense is crystalline - and green.

By ArchNewsNow
January 18, 2008

The skyline of La Défense, once considered by many to be a rather bleak business district on the outskirts of Paris, is undergoing a major transformation. Things really started heating up when the La Defense Management & Development Office (EPAD) launched an ambitious development plan called "La Defense 2006-2015." Striking buildings by Jean-Paul Viguier, Arte Charpentier, Christian de Portzamparc, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF), Arquitectonica, Morphosis, and Valode & Pistre Architectes are either nearing completion or about to break ground.

Robert A.M. Stern Architects is the latest to join this stellar galaxy of architects. The New York City-based firm was selected (over Jacques Ferrier Architecte and Foster + Partners) to design Tour Carpe Diem, a new office tower for Aviva France, a leading provider of life insurance and pensions savings. The 35-story, 45,000-square-meter (@ 485,000-square-foot) building is another step forward in the evolution of La Défense toward pedestrian-friendly urbanism and environmentally responsible architecture. The building connects the raised esplanade – the “dalle” that continues the axis of the Champs-Elysées through the district – and the urban fabric of the city of Courbevoie to the north.

Tour Carpe Diem will significantly exceed French regulations for environmentally responsible development. The building's triple-glazed curtain wall incorporates sunshades that respond to the solar orientation of each façade and innovative grilles that provide natural ventilation to reduce dependence on air conditioning. Additional sustainable design strategies include solar water heating, a heat recovery system, high-performance lighting, and rainwater harvesting.

The project includes a landscaped pedestrian street lined with cafés that leads to an 18-meter-high (60 feet), skylit atrium, and rooftop conference and dining facilities surrounded by a garden and dramatic views of Paris.

SRA Architects of Châtillon, France, is the associate architect for the project.

Robert A.M. Stern Architects is a 300-person firm with a 38-year history of experience in residential, commercial, and institutional work, and currently has projects in Europe, Asia, South America, and throughout the United States. Numerous awards and citations for design excellence include National Honor Awards of the American Institute of Architects.

On the south façade, aluminum and high-performance triple-glazed glass curtain wall integrates horizontal louvers to moderate southern light.

(Atelier ten for Robert A.M. Stern Architects)

On the east and west façades, aluminum and high-performance triple-glazed glass curtain wall integrates vertical louvers to moderate low morning and evening sunlight. Silkscreen film increases reflectivity of the glazing without significantly diminishing its transparency. Horizontal vents provide natural ventilation and reduce reliance on air conditioning.

(Atelier ten for Robert A.M. Stern Architects)
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Old February 7th, 2008, 04:46 AM   #1590
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What is that building named "Praetorium" on the map? I don't even know that building. The only thing I don't like about that building is that its height is only 35 metres. It needs to be extend to over 100 metres.
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Old February 7th, 2008, 09:03 AM   #1591
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yes Praetorium is only 35 m high building.
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Old February 7th, 2008, 12:37 PM   #1592
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WOW! It will be IMO the best skyline in Europe!

I like Tour Carpe Diem, and generally you have some great projects out there
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Old February 7th, 2008, 01:37 PM   #1593
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wait for Tour Signal to be unveilled. From the few I've seen so far it seems it's going to be tall .
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Old February 7th, 2008, 02:15 PM   #1594
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Holy Shit! Man Paris looks so damn good, this lowrise architecture is the best i have ever seen!
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Old February 8th, 2008, 01:18 AM   #1595
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New renders of the heightened Gan Tower plus an architect plan of the tower. The heightened Gan Tower will be 230m (755 ft) high at roof height and 275m (902 ft) high with the mast. La Défense Authority (EPAD) says the heightening is due to be completed in 2010. The architect firm in charge of the heightening (plus design changes) is Ateliers 2.3.4.

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Old February 8th, 2008, 11:31 AM   #1596
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The first is really nice...
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Old February 8th, 2008, 12:35 PM   #1597
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theres a bit goin on overthere in paris i love the renderings of how la defence will look in the future all the proposals are just absolute world class high quality although out of all the projects i just haven't really like 318m generali it seems nice till it gets to the top seems a bit overambitious
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Old February 9th, 2008, 01:36 PM   #1598
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Old February 9th, 2008, 01:44 PM   #1599
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Wonderful La Défense
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Old February 10th, 2008, 12:35 PM   #1600
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I(m sorry but I don't manage to find the second one beautiful
I think Phare is nearly ugly from this point of view, though it's a beautiful tower, which is paradoxical

I hope the skyline won't be like this because I love Paris and La Défense
I just hope new towers will equilibrate this
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