LAN architecture shapes copper clad euravenir tower in lille
 
LAN architecture shapes copper clad euravenir tower in lille
apr 29, 2014

LAN architecture shapes copper clad euravenir tower in lille

part of lille’s euralille development, ‘euravenir tower’ occupies the final free plot of land within phase one of the commercial shopping and entertainment complex. strategically located at the intersection of two prominent streets, the project serves as a hub, bringing together the different elements that surround it. completed by french practice LAN architecture, the design creates a distinct urban space that combines both public and private programs, with an expansive area at the base of the tower that offers a lively place for social interaction for all occupants of the site.

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the project is strategically located at the intersection of two streets
image © julien lanoo (also main image)| all images courtesy of LAN architecture

 

 

internally, a flexible program is organized around a central core that comprises ancillary areas and vertical circulation routes. offices are conceived to allow for an adaptable and rational layout that encourages the efficient division of floor space.

 

the envelope of the building has been designed in response to particular demands of orientation, usage and thermal requirements. consequently, areas that are predominantly glass are juxtaposed with different forms of copper cladding. each elevation is treated with a latticed pattern, 1.35 meters in height, which encircles the structure. this vertical motif is interrupted by three different bands that further emphasize the building’s horizontal composition.

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the project serves as a hub, bringing together the different elements that surround it
image © julien lanoo

 

 

the faceted geometric tower provides views across the intersection, oriented towards a forest north of the site. the angled façades feature a series of windows providing a 360-degree panorama of lille, framing specific views of the french city.

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vast glazing at ground floor level brings natural light inside the design
image © julien lanoo

LAN architecture euravenir tower lille designboom
areas that are predominantly glass are juxtaposed with different forms of copper cladding
images © julien lanoo

LAN architecture euravenir tower lille designboom
each elevation is treated with a latticed pattern 1.35 meters in height
image © julien lanoo

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‘euravenir tower’ rising above its surroundings
image © julien lanoo

 

 

project info:

 

program: construction of an office and retail building
location: lille, france
planner: SPL euralille
project manager: sogeprom, projectim
investor: groupe IRD
address: euralille, zac du centre international d’affaires des gares, lot 4.1-a
budget: EUR 5.9 m (taxes not included)
area: 3,486 sqm
completed: 2014
team: LAN architecture (commissioned architects), egis (project supervisor), act environnement (environmental consultant), IOSIS (all trades engineering), elioth (facades), flandres acoustique (acoustics)
builder: SPIE (general contractor)

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