France's Most Contentious Building Getting a 'Green Makeover'

France's Most Contentious Building Getting a 'Green Makeover'
September 21, 2017, 7am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"French studio Nouvelle AOM has been selected to overhaul the Tour Montparnasse skyscraper, in time for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games," reports Jessica Mairs.

"The consortium won an international competition to oversee the €300 million (£266 million) renovation, which will see Tour Montparnasse – arguably Paris' most contentious building – given a 'green makeover'," adds Mairs.

According to Mairs, "uproar" over the scale of the Tour Montparnasse "led planners to introduce a seven-storey limit on new buildings. In recent years the law has been updated to permit the construction of residential towers measuring up to 50 metres and office blocks up to 180 metres within the city's arrondissements."

The article includes lot of renderings of the winning design for the project, and more detail about the Tour Montparnasse's past and future.

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Published on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 in Dezeen
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