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In short

Developer: Paris La Défense
Investor: Aermont Capital
Architects : Agences Viguier and Sisto Studios
Owner (client): Aermont Capital
Project manager: Artelia
Project management assistant: Orfeo
Construction company: Petit (Vinci Construction)
Height / floors : 133 m, 27 floors
Surface area: 37,500 sq.m.
Programming: offices (32,600 sq.m.) / rooftop and restaurants (1,300 sq.m) / business center (3,500 sq.m.)
Delivery: 2023 Location: Esplanade Nord, Reflets district (Courbevoie)

The future Aurore Tower is the result of the restructuring of the tower of the same name, an emblematic building in the business district dating from the 1970s.

AER 2 acquired the Aurore Tower, the BNP building and several adjacent lots from Carlyle with the aim of transforming this property complex and revitalising the district. This transformation is being carried out in total coordination with Paris La Défense and is part of its overall policy of regenerating the Reflets district.

The Aurore project consists of the heavy restructuring and extension of the existing tower, as well as the deconstruction/reconstruction of the adjacent building.

This eight-storey pavilion is designed as a "lantern". It will offer services including a café/commercial and brasserie with a rooftop accessible to the public, an auditorium, corporate catering, a business centre and office space. The Aurore project also includes development work around the building complex, designed to improve the accessibility and attractiveness of the Corolles-Reflets-Iris district.

Paris La Défense will also take advantage of the restructuring of the tower to redevelop all of the public spaces in the Reflets district, following on from what has been undertaken on the Place de l'Iris.

An ambitious rehabilitation

This project is part of the new generation of restructured towers that meet the ambitions of Paris La Défense to reduce its impact on the environment. Its renovation includes :

  • refurbishing, adapting and bringing the floors up to current requirements;
  • raising the tower by 6 additional floors;
  • removal of the existing facades and creation of new, modern and efficient facades;
  • respecting and maintaining the identity of the tower, an architectural icon of Paris La Défense
  • creation of a new range of services, open to the district in a new building.

On 37,500 sq.m, the programme (tower + pavilion) is :

  • a set of high-rise buildings (IGH) composed of 2 buildings connected by an interior street;
  • an office and service tower
  • a building dedicated to shops and services;
  • an architectural signature by Jean-Paul Viguier and Nicolas Sisto.

The Aurore tower meets the highest environmental and technical certifications, such as:

  • NF HQE Excellent
  • BREEAM Excellent
  • WELL Gold ;
  • WIRESCORED Platinium;
  • Ready to Osmoz ;

The project in figures:

  • 37,500 sq.m. of total surface area
  • 32,600 sq.m of office space and services in the Aurore tower
  • 3,500 sq.m of business center in the pavilion
  • 1,300 sq.m of rooftop and restaurants in the pavilion
  • 133 meters
  • 27 floors including a 6-story elevation
  • top floor with terrace, culminating at 133 meters

The project's challenges for Paris La Défense

The decision to restructure the Aurore Tower has many benefits. Firstly, it transforms an obsolete, second-generation asset while allowing future users to benefit from services similar to new assets that meet market demands.

This choice also makes it possible to limit the environmental impact, which is significant in the case of demolition-reconstruction, and to deliver a modernised asset in a tighter schedule.

For Paris La Défense, it is also a project that will have beneficial consequences for the surrounding area, thanks to the requalification and greening of public spaces, the opening of the Patio des Reflets, and the clarification and improvement of pedestrian paths.

This summer, the entire Reflets district and its commercial centre will be revitalised.

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Did you know ?

Erected at the very beginning of the 1970s at the instigation of Mutuelles du Mans Assurances (MMA), the so-called "second generation" Aurore tower is the work of the trio of architects : Claude Damery, Pierre Vetter and Gilbert Weil.