A month since our last update, and cladding and glazing work at Tour Saint-Gobain has continued to progress. Located in Paris' La Défense, the 38-storey office tower designed by Valode & Pistre Architects for Generali Group and Hines will soon sport a multi-storey glass box cube, to be placed atop the structure, making for an interesting visual statement. 

Tour Saint-Gobain, cladding well underway, image by Forum contributor Vincent !

Before the arrival of the cube, the exterior of the bulk of the tower has been covered in a subtle, geometric lattice-work appliqué, thereby adding a fair amount of design flair aside from the aforementioned addition. For its part, the long-awaited cube will house an airy, vegetation-filled green element, to be used as a common lounge space. 

Tour Saint-Gobain, alternate view, image by Forum contributor Vincent !

Tour Saint-Gobain will stand 165 metres high, bringing several hundred thousand square feet of prime office space to the heart of Paris' ultra-modern financial district. Down at street level, the tower will be grounded by a large public realm element in the shape of a concrete staircase and forecourt which will provide easy access to the surrounding streetscape. 

Tour Saint-Gobain, awaiting its cap, image by Forum contributor Vincent !

Tour Saint-Gobain is slated to open mid-2019, the development to bring an influx of 2,200 daily office workers and support staff to the area. Part of La Défense's ongoing urban redevelopment, Tour Saint-Gobain will be a welcome addition to the neighbourhood. 

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:  Generali Group, Hines, Valode & Pistre Architects, VINCI Construction