31.08.2020 Duy Mac

L’Arbre Blanc von Sou Fujimoto Architects, Nicolas Laisné, Dimitri Roussel und OXO Architectes

Foto: Cyrille Weiner

"An icon originating from a Tokyo architectural office and now stylishly soaring against the sky in the south of France" – this is how Sou Fujimoto Architects describes 'L’Arbre Blanc' in Montpellier.  Following extensive tests involving physical models and digital simulation, a new tower typology has come about in which the focus is placed on the human dimension.

Devised according to the cantilever bridge principle and complemented with pergolas and wind screens, the balconies stand out, quite literally.  Varying in size between 7 and 35 square metres, the projecting slabs branch out from around the white tree trunk, thus enabling a new form of interaction between the residents. The surfaces of these exterior elements protect the facade, provide shade and optimise the circulation of air.

Installing the balcony structures involved mounting two posts each to the uncovered floor slabs and bolting two girders to the façade, after which the made-to-measure platforms of the individual storeys were lifted into place by a crane. The glass-walled ground floor features an art gallery while a penthouse bar is located at the top of the tower. Resistance to possible impacts from earthquakes occurring in Montpellier is enhanced by the lightweight metal façade.

Foto: Sou Fujimoto Architects, Nicolas Laisné, Dimitri Roussel und OXO Architectes

Foto: Cyrille Weiner

Foto: Cyrille Weiner

Foto: Cyrille Weiner

Foto: Sou Fujimoto Architects, Nicolas Laisné, Dimitri Roussel und OXO Architectes

Foto: Sou Fujimoto Architects, Nicolas Laisné, Dimitri Roussel und OXO Architectes

Foto: Sou Fujimoto Architects, Nicolas Laisné, Dimitri Roussel und OXO Architectes

Foto: Sou Fujimoto Architects, Nicolas Laisné, Dimitri Roussel und OXO Architectes

Axo T3: Sou Fujimoto Architects, Nicolas Laisné, Dimitri Roussel und OXO Architectes

Elevation West: Sou Fujimoto Architects, Nicolas Laisné, Dimitri Roussel und OXO Architectes

Plan R+16: Sou Fujimoto Architects, Nicolas Laisné, Dimitri Roussel und OXO Architectes

Elevation East: Sou Fujimoto Architects, Nicolas Laisné, Dimitri Roussel und OXO Architectes

Section: Sou Fujimoto Architects, Nicolas Laisné, Dimitri Roussel und OXO Architectes

Foto: Sou Fujimoto Architects, Nicolas Laisné, Dimitri Roussel und OXO Architectes

Foto: Cyrille Weiner

Axo Balcons: Sou Fujimoto Architects, Nicolas Laisné, Dimitri Roussel und OXO Architectes

Axo T5: Sou Fujimoto Architects, Nicolas Laisné, Dimitri Roussel und OXO Architectes

Foto: Cyrille Weiner

Plan R+9: Sou Fujimoto Architects, Nicolas Laisné, Dimitri Roussel und OXO Architectes

Plan R+17: Sou Fujimoto Architects, Nicolas Laisné, Dimitri Roussel und OXO Architectes

Elevation South: Sou Fujimoto Architects, Nicolas Laisné, Dimitri Roussel und OXO Architectes

Elevation North: Sou Fujimoto Architects, Nicolas Laisné, Dimitri Roussel und OXO Architectes

Principle Balcon: Sou Fujimoto Architects, Nicolas Laisné, Dimitri Roussel und OXO Architectes

PLan RDC: Sou Fujimoto Architects, Nicolas Laisné, Dimitri Roussel und OXO Architectes

Foto: Cyrille Weiner

Weitere Informationen: 

Project management: Marie-Laure Coste-Grange

Construction works management: CAP Conseil, icK

Landscape designer: Now Here Studio

Engineering: André Verdier (Structure), ARGETEC (Fluids), Franck Boutté Consultants (Environmental), VPEAS (Cost management), Relief GE (Surveying, Roads and services), Les Eclaireurs (Lighting), SOCOTEC (Inspection), Efectis (Fire performance)

Subcontractors: Fondeville (Carcass), Languedoc Etanchéité, SPCM (Steel structure), CIPRES (Façades), ENGIE (Electricity), Midi-Thermique (HVAC)

Surface: 10,225 m2

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