Competition for the Redesign of Paris’ Montparnasse Tower Narrowed Down to Two Firms

June 6, 2017

Studio Gang is one of two firms advancing to the final round of the competition to rethink Tour Montparnasse, the tallest tower in Paris.

“Following the launch of the international competition in June 2016, seven architecture practices were invited to participate in the second stage, which ran from October 2016 to the end of May 2017. Working in cross-disciplinary teams, each practice was required to submit a proposal that not only creates a powerful, dynamic and bold new identity for the Tour Montparnasse but also addresses all the challenges involved in terms of user accessibility, comfort and energy performance.

After numerous discussions and meetings, Studio Gang and nouvelle AOM have been selected to go through to the final stage of the €300 million project to completely revamp the tower, which is being funded entirely by the building’s co-owners. ...

The announcement of the two-firm shortlist marks the start of the final stage of the competition. In this final round, the teams must now fine-tune their projects. The winning project will be announced in the second fortnight of September 2017. Work is due to begin in 2019, with project delivery scheduled for 2023.”

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