The Montparnasse Tower is about to close in 2019 to undergo a change

The Montparnasse Tower is closing in 2019… to rise taller, more transparent and greener with its hanging garden! Colossal works require the tower to be emptied from all its inhabitants for about 4 years… We tell you everything!

Be ready to see the Montparnasse Tower undergoing some works. In 2015, the Montparnasse Tower co-owners issued a call for the Montparnasse Tower of the 21st century, with an envelope of 300 million euros.

The call for proposal pleased 700 architect’s office which hasten to create projects each crazier than the next. This Tuesday September 19, 2017, the co-owners announced the winning project, those of the trio of French offices – Chartier-Dalix, Franklin Azzi and Hardel et Le Bihan – brought together under the Cabinet Nouvelle Agence pour l’Opération Maine-Montparnasse. This project advocates a greener Montparnasse Tower, more luminous and more open to Parisians and in line with the city of the 21st century and the Olympics 2024.

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Goodbye tinted windows, say hello to more transparent windows that will bring more light in. Other considerable change, 18 additional meters with hanging gardens and over 850 sqm of photovoltaic panels for a positive energy use. To remain ecofriendly and aiming at reforming, most of the 7,200 tinted windows will be used inside to create walls or will be crushed to end as embankment on the spot, and tree-filled balconies will be set up on each of the 58 floors. Finally, 70% of the ventilation will be natural thanks to Parisian winds.

Originally built in 1973, the Montparnasse Tower will be focused on the city more than today, especially thanks to patios at the level of the four ends, restaurants, a hotel, a day nursery…

These works require the Montparnasse Tower to be emptied of its inhabitants in a year, before late 2019 and for about four months. If you want to see what it will look like in 7 years’ time, head to the Pavillon de l’Arsenal from September 20 to October 22, 2017 to discover Franklin Azzi, chartier Dalix and Hardel et Le Bihan’s project!

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Elodie D.
Last updated on 20 September 2017

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