In an effort to revitalize the La Défense neighborhood of Paris, this winning design by Ateliers Jean Nouvel, was selected over dozens of other firms. This 71 floor tower will include office, hotel, residential and retail spaces. Heralded as “sustainable architecture”, this design is basically made up of four blocks piled one on top of the other with atriums forming huge windows, each facing in alternate directions. These atriums, though beautiful in their design are essentially really big empty indoor spaces that need to be filled with very nature unfriendly Air Conditioning! Vive le contradición!
Architect: Jean Nouvel [ Via: Dezeen ]