With The Link, asked Philippe Chiambaretta invented the tower of a relational

PROJECT TERTIARY. By 2021, the headquarters of Groupama in the area of Defence gave way to a tour of a new kind. Designed by the architect Philippe Chiambaretta, the building of 244 metres high break the model of this type of construction for a building oriented toward the relational. Discovery.
In 2021, The Defence will host one of the towers the tallest in the central business district. Peaking at 244 metres, it will accommodate up to 9 or 10,000 employees on the 120,000 m2 of surface area. In the meantime, on this plot of 6,500 m2 in size, is the current headquarters of Groupama. To build this new tower, called The Link, the current building will be completely destroyed. A large scale operation and allowed thanks to the size of the site. “Such a surface plot is rare in this area”, notes the architect retained for this project, Philippe Chiambaretta of the agency PCA-Stream.


From the beginning of this project, the idea of what we wanted to do with it is clear“, says the architect who has led a reflection on the organization of the tours. “In the Face of the profound evolution of organizations of work, the classic tour does not meet the current expectations“, he explains. “Our challenge was to design the tower the more intelligent to be adapted to new uses, “adds he.


This future tour major could become the future headquarters of Total. The oil group has selected three sites to install its new premises, including The Link. The answer will be known sometime in June. Whatever the decision, the future occupants of the tower will benefit from an unobstructed view on Paris and the Arc de Triomphe is located in the axis.
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