Jardins de l’Arche Tower
Nanterre, La Defense

Planner
EPADESA

CLIENT
Developers: ADIM Paris Ile de France (Vinci Construction France) – SOGEPROM
Hotel Operator: IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group)
Partners: Naos Groupe et Amundi Asset Management

Design Team:
Architects : Ateliers 2/3/4/, Jean Mas
Design team: Réda Mazouz, project director, Sylvain Rauzier, project manager.
Gabriel Garcia, Daphné Boyer, assistant project managers.
Emilie Bernard (Bim manager), Fabrizio Glorioso et Gulio Tarquini (images), Tae Hyung Kim (models).

Consultants:
Socotec / Egis / Berim / SIDF

Brief
700-bed hotel, offices, co-working, fab-lab, fitness, spa, swimming pool, restaurants, view point, and conference centre

AREA
65 000 m²
200 metres height
54 floors

PROGRAMME:
Competition: December 2016
Completion: 2022

Sustainable Development:
BREEAM excellent, LEED gold, HQE Excellent, Chantier Attitude environnement

BIM 1: REVIT

Credits:
Images: ©Ateliers 2/3/4/
Video: ©Agence Martingale

 


JARDINS DE L’ARCHE TOWER: VERTICAL STREET AND HANGING GARDENS
An unusual tower with hanging gardens, in the centre of the new district La Défense, this 200-metre tall skyscraper quite singularly extends the great historic axis of Paris.
Through sliding, the superimposed volumes successively revel three hotel complexes, offices and at roof level, a belvedere that caters to the general public or exceptional events.
At each interface a double height, extended by a garden terrace overlooking the city, accommodates the hotel lobbies. A double lift circuit, vertically extends the street space within the edifice to lead directly to each lobby and the belvedere, and then ensures access to intermediate floors of each hotel.
Through its brief, its accessibility and architectural treatment, the Jardins de l’Arche Tower is like an open project that animates and intensifies the public space.