Daniel Libeskind is having 2 plans for france – he announced two new exciting projects. A 150 Meter high Skyscraper in the middle of toulouse’s commercial district. Second, a commercial center for Nice. Which will be connected to the thiers railway station.
Philippe journo who is CEO of compagnie de phalsbourg, the firm backing both developments says: “with these important projects in two of the main french cities, we unveil our new development strategy to create urban mixed-use buildings”
The “occitanie tower” from Daniel Libeskind, will be the first skyscaper for toulouse. It will rise 150 meter above toulouse’s business district. A greenery like a spiral is incorporated in the structure. This is the work of landscape architect nicolas gilsoul. It rising from ground floor up the the 40th floor. The building is having 11,000 square meter of offices. Also it is housing a hotel and up to 120 apartments. Also a restaurant with panoramic views, shops and offices are in the building.
Daniel Libeskind: “with its suspended gardens that change color during the seasons, the slight silver tine of the glazing of the facade will reflect the pink tones of Toulouse and the brightness of this material will change perception of the space, according to the variation of light. The tower becomes a unique object in a vast urban space — the tower will not only become a destination, but also a defining public space.”
Daniel Libeskind is having 2 plans for france
The new planned tower is situated on the east of the city center. It is placed on the site of the former postal sorting center at gare matabiau. Fortunately it offers fantastic views towards the Pyrenees.
Philippe Journo (compagnie de phalsbourg’s): ‘toulouse is poised to assert itself as a new business hub in the region’ And: ‘the occitanie tower will create both an iconic landmark for the city as well as create a strategic economic generator for the district.’ The office of Daniel Libeskind is going to collaborate on the occitanie tower with the local architect Francis Cardete. It is planned to completed somewhere in 2022.
East in the med city of nice, 550 kilometers away the office of mister Libeskind took on a collaboration with fevrier carre architects and the architect for landscaping jean mus. Together they are designing the east thiers station “gare thiers-est”. The plot is part of a wider redevelopment in that area. It is planned to have 18300 square meters of commercial space (high level), it will have shops and restaurants. A hotel and also a 600 seat auditorium will be in the Building. There will be also co-working spaces and beautiful terraced cafes.
“this project represents the forward thinking of the city of nice to create a major architectural landmark and to rejuvenate the surrounding area near the theirs station in this historic city,’ says daniel libeskind. ‘my aim was to create a building that is seen from all angles — that will become the connective tissue between two sectors and reconnect the neighborhoods. it will serve to reflect the city, the light and the landscape.’
Inspired by azurite (the crystallized mineral form), the building is designed to reflect the surroundings. The multi faced structure will rise up to 40 meters into the height. With this it will obscure the rail tracks behind. In late 2017 the construction will benign and it is forecast to end the construction for the end of 2019.
Both spectacular buildings were unveiled were unveiled during the international property market MIPIM in Cannes.
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