Leopold tower: permits delivered

architectesassoc’s 3-ply competition projet for the reconversion of a 1970’s office block has been re-mastered by client MATEXI, resulting in this flattened-out permit version recently approuved by City and Regional authorities. The debate surrounding its form has not affected its innards comprising more than 200 ultra-modular energy-efficient flats wrapped up in a timber skin, and topped off with a photo-voltaïc canopy covering energy-consumption of all commons. Tender documents and working details are finished : work will start on site before end 2015.