Nouvelle AOM to win out studios Gang for the travail to revitalize auto Tour Montparnasse, auto city’s much-reviled skyscraper.

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By: Anna Fixsen

AOM’s win proposal à revitalize Paris’s tour Montparnasse. Courtesy nouvelles AOM/Luxigon

One de the many unloved buildings in Paris—and thé world—is ultimately receiving a makeover. Tonight, a french real estate société announced that local firm nouvelles AOM has actually beat out Chicago-based Studio gang in an international competition to redesign the Tour Montparnasse, a 70s-era bureau building in the city’s 15th Arrondissement.

The 690-foot-tall skyscraper, completed passant par the architects Eugène Beaudouin, urbain Cassan, and Louis Hoym aux Marien in 1973, is almost universally disdained pour its hulking presence et incongruous scale, jutting out like a sore thumb from a sea de Haussmann-era buildings. Until 2011, the tower was thé tallest skyscraper in France, though auto Eiffel Tower is much taller.

In 2016, auto “Tomorrow Montparnasse” competition to be launched passant par the actual estate société L’Ensemble immobile Tour Maine-Montparnasse (EITMM) in order venir revitalize auto tower et the surrounding neighborhood.

Nouvelle AOM, a purpose-built firm formed passant par three Paris-based imeuble offices, proposes to reskin thé building in a transparent sheath of glass.

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The lower partie is defined passant par a verdant, terraced podium, et will save a hotel, cafés, and restaurants, according to Huffington Post, France. The design, i beg your pardon emphasizes performance oui much as aesthetics will, according à EITMM, “breathe new tons into the mont rapide district.”

Opened in 1973, the Tour montparnasse is the only high-rise in quartier général Paris. It is mainly disdained by Parisians. Courtesy Flickr user Phil Beard

Studio Gang, in quel would have been their sapin French project, had proposed année elegant pleated glass tower. Both firms were selected from a shortlist du seven imeuble firms, which had OMA, Dominique Perrault Architecture, and MAD Architects.

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Construction nous the $360-million structure will begin at auto end of 2019, according à EITMM. In spite de the original tower’s reputation oui one du the ugliest buildings in auto world, some in the architectural community protected its modernizing design. As Daniel Libeskind told thé New York Times in 2015, “Maybe Tour mont rapide is not a work of genius, marqué it signified a notion of what the ville of the en vigueur will ont to be.”