“Horizons” Tower

  • Boulogne-Billancourt, France
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The « Non Tower »

The architect’s role within the society is to act as an interpreter of its broad movements. Listening to its tendencies, its historical, cultural, social and environmental mutations, the architect’s mission is to transcribe them into a poetic language.
« Horizons » proposes a new way of looking at an office tower. This “non tower” is about stratification, about stacking, about finding reasons to invent terraces, fictitious horizons, contrasts, about revealing references, diversities, interferences with nature, a distant dialogue with Saint-Cloud hillside. The intention is for people to feel that the place where they live or work is a specific place that is different from their neighbor’s place. The people who will use this building are not numbers. Horizons has been conceived in the hope that architecture can mean respecting individualities and can offer individual users small pleasures with light, framed views, pleasures often forgotten or considered unnecessary. It is a small gesture but today opportunities for mixing work with pleasure have become rare.

 

 

Jean Nouvel