Year of construction: 1974-1975
Architects: Daniel Badani and Pierre Roux-Dorlut. Capacity: 304 units
Height: 104m. 37 floors
Address: 1-2, Square Henri-Regnault - 92400 Courbevoie
Nearest car park : Coupole-Regnault
Nearest metro station: La Défense Grande Arche
The Gambetta tower and the Maréchal-Leclerc residence, together with the Les Dauphins residence, form a total of 715 dwellings. The Gambetta tower is also a counterpart to Défense 2000, located at the other end of the Epad perimeter.
For the building, the architects sought a variety of volumes and heights according to the principle of decomposition of the plans.
The Marechal-Leclerc residence, on the other hand, is presented in tiers. The grooves of its prefabricated panels create, while guiding rainwater, plays of onbre and light on the rounded façades.
A word about the architects
Partners since 1946, Daniel Badani and Pierre Roux-Dorlut set up their main office in the Paris region in 1952, after numerous projects in the South of France and Africa. In addition to housing operations, the most prolific duo of the Trentes Glorieuses has built several school, administrative and public complexes. They became part of the history of the monumental axis leading from the Louvre to La Défense by developing the underground space of the Tuileries. They then signed the Marechal-Leclerc Gambetta complex.