ArchDaily — “OMA, MAD Among 7 Architects Selected in Competition to Redesign Tour Montparnasse”

October 17, 2016

“The Ensemble Immobilier Tour Maine-Montparnasse (EITMM) has selected 7 notable firms to continue to the second round in a competition for the renovation of Tour Montparnasse in the Montparnasse district of Paris, France.”

The shortlist includes several French firms, as well as OMA, MAD, and Studio Gang, the only US-based firm to continue in the competition.

“With the launching of the competition, the EITMM hopes to transform Tour Montparnasse into a beloved landmark with a complete renovation of the facade, the building entry and all interior spaces.

The second stage of the competition is now underway, as the seven teams prepare their proposals to be submitted in March 2017. The list will then be narrowed down to 2 finalists, with a winner expected to be selected in July 2017. Construction is anticipated to begin in 2019, with completion coming in 2023.”

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