Name
Window La Défense
City
Paris
Year
2018
Architect
KFP Architecture
Country
Products
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The Window project – realised in the La Défense business district just outside Paris – led to the dramatic transformation of an office building prominently located near the Grande Arche and the expansive Westfield Les 4 Temps shopping centre.

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The two central atriums were expanded, letting more natural light into the interior and facilitating both pedestrian and vehicle traffic. Leveraging the dramatic nature of its location, Window enters into a theatrical dialogue with its surroundings by re-imagining the esplanade as a theatre audience and the rippled glass facade as a stage curtain.

The new facade alternates three sections of elegant cladding with two sections that seem to fold, featuring vertical creases of varying depths.

Dubbed the ‘sideways tower’, Window preserves the original building’s resolutely horizontal character, a sharp contrast with its more vertically inclined neighbours.

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