Hekla

Hekla
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In short

Developer: Paris La Défense
Investor: Amundi Immobilier and Primonial REIM
Co-developers: Hines/AG Real Estate
Architect: Ateliers Jean Nouvel
Height / floors: 220 m - 48 floors
Surface area: 76,000 sq.m. SUBL
Programming: Offices
Delivery: 2022
Location: Puteaux, Arche Sud

A new generation tower designed by Jean Nouvel, in the heart of the Rose de Cherbourg

300 metres from the La Défense Grande Arche station, fully integrated into the Rose de Cherbourg restructuring project, the Hekla tower is part of an urban environment in the midst of a major reconversion. The project is accompanied by the redevelopment of the ring of the Boulevard Circulaire into a suspended planted promenade inspired by the New York High Line, as well as new links between the town of Puteaux and La Défense.

Designed by Ateliers Jean Nouvel, the architecture of the future building is inspired by the triangular plot on which the tower is built. Trapezoidal shapes are drawn on the facades with multiple sunbreakers that will contribute to the thermal regulation of the building.

6 young talents in the service of excellence

Innovative in its architectural composition, the Hekla tower is also pioneering in its approach to the working environment of its future employees. The co-developers of the project, Hines and AG Real Estate, have brought together a group of young talents, the "Creatives", around Jean Nouvel. Six personalities who embody French excellence in fields such as sport, philosophy, universal accessibility, gastronomy, design and artificial intelligence, have reflected on the daily lives of the thousands of employees who will work at Hekla. This collective illustrates the desire to truly rethink their working environment in a high-rise building. The collective is made up of Édouard Detrez (Entrepreneur and creator of the Fauteuil Roulant Français), Grégory Dupont (Physical trainer for the French football team, world champions in 2018), Julia de Funès (Philosopher), Marion Flipo (Chef and entrepreneur), Ramy Fischler (Designer), Rand Hindi (Data scientist and entrepreneur).

By 2022, its 48 floors will accommodate up to 5,800 employees and will profoundly rebalance the skyline of Paris La Défense.

Ambitious certifications

With this bold project, no less than five certifications and labels are targeted: HQE exceptional level, BREEAM excellent level, LEED platinum level, EFFINERGIE, and the WELL Silver level label.

The Hekla Tower has received several awards. It has been awarded the WiredScore Platinum label and the "La Pierre d'Or 2019" award for Best Programme.

Key project dates

Start of construction: 2018
Start of current levels: January 2021
Start of facade panels and brises soleil: early 2021
Completion of structural work: end of 2021
Delivery: 2022

Did you know?
The cap imagined by Ateliers Jean Nouvel preserves an unseen natural treasure: the triplex Club Space on the 46th to 48th levels is topped by a green setting on the rooftop of the 49th, like a mini high-altitude forest with about thirty trees.

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