In the historic ‘rose’ city of Toulouse, France the sculpted Occitanie Tower will rise 150 meters above the Canal du Midi in the heart of the city’s business district. Set to be the first skyscraper in the city, the tower’s curvaceous form is interrupted by a spiral of greenery that rises from street level up to the 40th floor. Trees will line the building’s platform and a ribbon of gardens will curl around the glass facade. The tower will include 11,000 square meters of office space, a Hilton hotel, up to 120 apartments, a restaurant with panoramic views, commercial space for shops, and offices on the ground floor for the railway company SNCF.
“The tower becomes a unique object in a vast urban space — the tower will not only become a destination, but also a defining public space.” —Daniel Libeskind
Construction start date is set for 2020.
2018 – MIPIM/The Architecture Review, Future Project Award, Mixed Use Commended Award