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Old Posted Feb 8, 2008, 9:30 AM
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Old Posted Feb 8, 2008, 9:37 AM
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An article about Carpe Diem tower

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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 Posted Feb 9, 2008, 11:44 AM
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By dalco on PSS.
Générali:318m
CB21:275m
CB31:240m
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Old Posted Feb 12, 2008, 12:20 PM
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Rendering of D2 tower, see the 194th post Here

Some source said 160m, some other 165m and other said 180m, so I don't really know the real height.
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Old Posted Feb 12, 2008, 3:54 PM
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found this on the Seine Arche website: click upon 'vers l'Arche'
next to the cimetery there is a tower to be seen, which one is this?
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I knew this but I don't know anything about this tower.
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Old Posted Feb 26, 2008, 4:46 PM
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New tour CB31:
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I really hope it will like this in the future.
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Old Posted Feb 26, 2008, 7:38 PM
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New tour CB31:
Where is this one getting built in LD (or is it a recladded version of an existing tower?)
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Old Posted Feb 28, 2008, 8:16 PM
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Old Posted Mar 6, 2008, 10:53 AM
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D2 seems interesting. We would need some more renders.
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Old Posted Mar 6, 2008, 11:45 PM
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Rendering of D2 tower by Bechu


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Old Posted Mar 7, 2008, 12:51 AM
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Actually it is very calm no new about any big project but in few days it would be the oposite.

The only news that we know it is the Herminage compagny who want build a high residencial building in La Defense.
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Old Posted Mar 7, 2008, 2:40 PM
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This is some great photography:

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Old Posted Mar 7, 2008, 3:03 PM
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a few years old but a lovely angle:

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Those shots taken by bnmaddict are great.

I will be in LD in early April, floor +34 , approximately 140m agl. I will take some shots from out there. Hope the weather will be ok.
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Old Posted Mar 9, 2008, 6:33 PM
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Some new renderings of La Defense from this video

http://link.brightcove.com/services/...ctid1449613807















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Old Posted Mar 11, 2008, 7:54 PM
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New renders of La Defense



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Old Posted Mar 11, 2008, 8:03 PM
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Finalists of Signal project.

Jacques Ferrier


Norman Foster


Studio Libeskind Architect


Wilmotte


Jean Nouvel


The renders are quite bad it is better to see the videos in the official sites.
http://tour-signal-ladefense.com/
http://www.ladefense.fr/goodies_videos.php?id=46#centre
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