tarchitect Daniel Libeskind’s firm has unveiled an unusual new mixed-use skyscraper for Toulouse, France, that features a glazed facade broken up by greenery. Construction on the Occitanie Tower is due to begin in 2018 and completion is expected in 2022.
The Occitanie Tower will rise to a height of 150 m (492 ft) and include 11,000 sq m (118,403 sq ft) of office space, a Hilton hotel, up to 120 plush apartments, and a restaurant. Retail space and some additional ground floor office space is also planned.
The tower’s sculpted glazed facade is broken up by a “ribbon” of greenery rising from street-level to the top, designed by landscape architect Nicolas Gilsoul. While we’ve no word on how many plants or trees will be included, the greenery looks very significant from the renders. A number of vertical gardens should also offer occupants plenty of outdoor space and views towards the Pyrenees mountain range at various points.
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