Proposing an understanding of architecture enriched by multifunctional relationships
The project revisits a high-rise building of the 1970s Tour Bretagne in the center of the French city of Nantes. The tower suffers from the problematic modernist creed of functional separation, which prevents the structure from being integrated into the urban fabric. The building is currently paralyzing the entire downtown district.
The scheme aims to transform the existing structure into a “vertical city,” filled with multiple activities. The proposed design deploys public space as a means to link the existing cityscape with the new public spaces of the tower.
Read project feature in 4th Holcim Awards 2014/2015 (flip-book)