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Tour Pacific

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Identification

Tour Pacific
La Pacific, Pacific Tower
110377

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
steel
concrete
curtain wall
light gray
modernism

Usages

office condominium

Facts

  • Tour La Pacific is also called Japan Tower, and serves as an "ambassador of Japanese culture" as well as a business center.
  • In an interview the architect said that the building seeks "to marry Japanese culture and the French environment".
  • The building's shape is inspired by the Chu Mon: the symbolic gate which psychologically marks the entrance to the room where the tea ceremony takes place. The abstract gateway opens onto the newly-built Valmy district.
  • A staircase runs through the building, leading to a bridge over the Boulevard Circulaire.
  • The pedestrian area in front accomodates theater performances, with the steps used for audience seating.
  • Tour Pacific includes a Renaissance Hotel.
  • As a center for Japanese business and cultural institutions, this building has a counterpart in the Japan Center of Frankfurt.

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Location

11 Cours Valmy
11 Cours Valmy
92800
Puteaux
Île-de-France
France

Technical Data

275.59 ft
25
2
1988
1992

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