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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Robert A.M. Stern in Paris: Tour Carpe Diem at La Défense

Designed in 2008 by the New York office of Robert A.M. Stern, Tour Carpe Diem skyscraper in the La Défense district of the west part of Paris presents narrow facades with zigzagging facets that emphasize the mass of the office building. Containing over 45,000 square meters and 38 floors, the vertical volume of glass and concrete incorporates stairs at its base, with parallel flights inside and outside the tower, to connect the plinth to the adjacent Courbevoie neighborhood. The sustainable design strategies adopted in the project meet the Haute Qualité Environnementale standards of France, and earned a LEED-CS Platinum label for the building. The tower includes a cafeteria, restaurants, an auditorium, and a ground-level winter garden. The top level houses a clubhouse from which employees can enjoy dramatic views over Paris.
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