Studio Libeskind to build twisted, tree-covered skyscraper for Toulouse

Studio Libeskind to build twisted, tree-covered skyscraper for Toulouse
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Studio Libeskind has been tapped to design Toulouse’s first skyscraper, the Occitanie Tower, a twisting modern building draped in vertical gardens.

Set to be the first skyscraper in the city, the tower’s curvaceous form is interrupted by a spiral of greenery that rises from street level up to the 40th floor.

The 150 m tower includes 11,000 sq. m of office space, a Hilton hotel, up to 120 apartments, a restaurant with panoramic views, commercial space for shops, and offices on the ground floor for the railway company SNCF.

Studio Libeskind to build twisted, tree-covered skyscraper for Toulouse
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Integrated into the overall form of the building, the façade and public platform is a continuous vertical landscape.  This vertical green ribbon referenced the lush waterway of Canal du Midi that winds through the city.

Trees will line the platform of the building and a ribbon of gardens will curl around the glass facade to its full height.

Studio Libeskind to build twisted, tree-covered skyscraper for Toulouse
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The tower will be built on the site of the former postal sorting centre at Gare Matabiau. Situated east of the city centre, and away from the Garonne River, the building will have views towards the Pyrenees, that are less than 100km away. 

The project is projected to become the gateway to the city’s growing business sector.

Studio Libeskind to build twisted, tree-covered skyscraper for Toulouse
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Construction start date is set for 2018 with completion by 2022.

 

Date

2018

Status

In design

Client

Compagnie de Phalsbourg

600450 Studio Libeskind to build twisted, tree-covered skyscraper for Toulouse glassonweb.com
Date: 20 April 2017
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