Monge (Le)


Year of construction: 1980. Renovation in 1996
Architect: Henri La Fonta
Surface area: 9,500 sq.m
Height: 34m. 9 floors

Address: 22, Place des Vosges - 92400 Courbevoie
Nearest car park: Corolles
Nearest metro station: Esplanade de La Défense

The first of a new generation, the Monge building is distinguished by the horizontality of the two parallelepipeds placed on a base. This evolution is the result of the priority given to the comfort of the floors. The spaces are thus arranged as individual offices with natural lighting.
In 1996, the curtain wall of the Monge building was completely renovated.

A word about the architect

Before becoming an architect, Henri La Fonta first tried his hand at sculpture and painting. However, his training at the Camondo School led him to architecture. He gained his first experience in 1951 in Morocco as a collaborator and then returned to Paris in the 1960s. There, he worked for several design offices.
In 1977, he founded his own agency. This agency quickly established itself thanks to the creativity and conceptual rigour he demonstrated in his work. At La Défense, Henri La Fonta is, from the 1980s, the main instigator of the renewal of office buildings. The business district owes him Les Miroirs as well as the Pascal and Voltaire Towers.


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