aa wins leopold competition
Matexi has acquired the Tour Léopold , a 1970s mastodon marking one of the city’s major north accesses. Following an invited competition, architectesassoc. has been commissioned to fit 200 new apartments and a welcoming array of extra amenities (shops, day-care center, shared roof-top space, …) into the existing structure initially occupied by offices. Generous floor-to-ceiling heights, modular spaces, bike-friendly commons, efficient ventilation and insulation, pre-fabricated timber facades, and extensive terraces wrapped around the simple white volume characterize the project. Tender documents should be ready before summer 2015.