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Monday, 12 December 2011

Antonini darmon architects: cultural + community tower, paris diderot university

'cultural + community tower' by antonini darmon architects, paris, france
images courtesy antonini darmon architects

french practice antonini darmon architects have recently completed the 'cultural + community tower' for the 
paris diderot university in france. positioned within the undeveloped southwest area of the complex and a space 
has been maintained around the perimeter of the slender tower to respect the adjacent existing and recently 
converted flour market. lifted on pilotis, the slender building profile is accentuated by the shadowed chasm within
bordering voids.

the exterior has been treated simply to allow the strong facade of its neighbor to take attention. a delicate metal screen 
encompasses the exterior creating a soft filtered illumination at night. the top of the facade extends beyond the highest floors, 
reducing to a supporting framework to dissolve into the sky.

pedestrian bridge

view from park

adjacent to the flour market

striated metal screen facade

slender building profile separated from the converted flour market

perimeter stair


void between the tower and flour market

at night

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