Two months since our last update, and progress at the site of Unibail Rodamco's Trinity has been moving steadily along, the 32-storey office tower now standing roughly twenty floors above grade. Down below, work on the public realm elements, including two large concrete staircases, an elevator, and an enhanced outdoor plaza, has also been been progressing apace.
Designed by Crochon Brullmann + Associés, Trinity is being clad primarily with a glass curtain wall, one which will be punctuated along its vertical centre with a series of balconies and vegetation.
Combined with the planned public realm improvements at the base of the tower, the two features together ought to help increase the positive direction that the neighbourhood as a whole has been attempting to track.
La Défense has long been plagued by an inefficient street grid of major arteries cut off from one another by large grade separations - a design decision of the past which favoured a car-centric future over one defined by pedestrians. To this end, the inclusion of the aforementioned staircases and elevator will go some way towards remedying the area's past pedestrian challenges.
Trinity will encompass 49,500 square-metres of modern office space, the current tower much larger than its immediate predecessor. This will be augmented by a 500 square-metre retail space, and a 3,500 square-metre outdoor terrace.
SkyriseCities will be sure to return to this project as progress continues. For more information, check out the associated Database file and Forum thread, and as always, feel free to join the conversation in the comments section below.
|Related Companies:||Crochon Brullmann + Associés, Unibail Rodamco, VINCI Construction|