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Tour de Lille

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Christian de Portzamparc
 
location Lille
function office
contributed by Roderick

This office building in an Urban Plan by Rem Koolhaas was programmed as a bridge across the TGV railway station. A direct line, at the same time bridge and tower, a great angle drawn up towards the sky creates an enigmatic presence which floats on the city. In EuraLille, Rem Koolhaas imagined a series of towers of 120 meters spanning the railway tracks and giving the TGV station an air of freedom thanks to a square which descends through. The tower, detached, is in suspension. No edge is parallel to another. The building defies parallelism on all its faces, which disturbs ones perception, what can one make of its logic, its height, its coordinates. It is like an object in levitation.

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Arti-Fact says:
Nice street view of this building http://www.arti-fact.com/architect/1392
Amsterdam, Netherlands 15-Nov-12
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Tour de Lille
Address
Boulevard de Turin 140
France
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Completion 1995
ArchitectChristian de Portzamparc
Client Crédit-Lyonnais
 
Project ID 9324
Latitude/Longitude 50°38'20N 03°04'33E
Contributed by Roderick
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