In the historic ‘rose’ city of Toulouse, the Occitanie Tower is planned to be the first skyscraper near the growing city centre. Integrated into the overall form of the building, the façade and public platform is a continuous vertical landscape. This spiral of greenery that rises up the tower references the lush waterway of Canal du Midi that winds through the city. Trees will line the platform of the building and a ribbon of gardens will curl around the glass facade to its full height.
The 40-storey tower includes 11,000 sq. m 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 will be built on the site of the former postal sorting centre at Gare Matabiau and will have views towards the Pyrenees, that are less than 100km away.
Construction start date is set for 2019 with completion by 2022.
2018 – MIPIM/The Architecture Review, Future Project Award, Mixed Use Commended Award