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Lotus

Year of construction: 1981
Architect : Jean-Robert Delb
Surface area: 6,800 sq.m
Height: 44 m. 9 floors

Address: 35-41, Rue du Capitaine-Guynemer - 92400 Courbevoie
Nearest car park : Coupole-Regnault
Nearest metro station: La Défense Grande Arche

Jean-Robert Delb's last contribution to La Défense, the Lotus building is a sober bar with one of its ends extending back at right angles. The façade is reduced to a curtain wall with blue spandrels. The building, located along the railroad tracks, is a motiyen of the Berkeley Building.

A word about the architect

Second Grand Prix de Rome in 1957, Jean-Robert Delb (1925) founded his own agency in 1961, after several collaborations in France and Morocco. Particularly active in the west of Paris, he built many office buildings such as the one located at the head of the Saint-Cloud bridge. He is also the author of one of the most important residential towers in Paris: the Bourcy Tower in the 18th arrondissement.
Associated with Michel Chesneau and Jean Verola, the architect built four towers in the 1970s at La Défense: Atlantique, Europe, W and Franklin. In 1981, he signed, alone, the Lotus building which is his last achievement within La Défense.
For their part, Michel Chesneau and Jean Verola signed the Les Dauphins residence in 1974.