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Fosters wins planning for Paris twin towers

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[First look + plans] Foster + Partners has won planning permission for two 320 metre-high skyscrapers located east of La Défense, in Courbevoie, Paris

Called the Hermitage, the towers are claimed to be the tallest mixed-use buildings in Western Europe.

The skyscrapers accommodate a hotel, spa and apartments, with shops at the base.

A podium building will feature office space while two seperate buildings are planned housing an art gallery and an auditorium. A public plaza with cafes and restaurants links these buildings.

An existing road will also be buried beneath a deck which extends towards the River Seine.

Grant Brooker, senior partner at Foster + Partners, said ‘Our ambition was to create a project that would inject new life into La Défense by bringing a new type of occupation and creating a new public focus on the edge of the Seine.

‘This announcement represents a very important stage in the project’s development and is thanks to the passion of our client, Emin Iskenderov, and the support we have had from EPAD, the City of Courbevoie and the Département de Hauts-de-Seine – we could not have reached this milestone without them’.

The scheme is targeting BREEAM Excellent.

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