The Légende tower undergoes a major transformation to enhance the comfort of its occupants
From 16 September 2023, the sign that it has carried for years will be taken down in several stages. The Légende tower, better known until now as the "EDF" tower, is completing the transformation of its communal areas to offer its current and future tenants brand new services.
With its shape and marquee designed by Ieoh Ming Pei, the EDF Tower is one of the most emblematic buildings in Paris La Défense. However, a few years ago it was renamed the Légende Tower! A name that suits it like a glove, as many architecture enthusiasts come to admire it when they visit the district. And this little-known name is about to become even more deeply rooted in people's minds, as the EDF company sign at the top of the tower is about to be taken down. So don't be surprised if, from 16 September 2023, you see a gondola taking the sign down for recycling.
This is not the only new development for EDF, which has just completed work on its offices. Now occupying less than 50% of the 17-storey tower, some 1,500 employees are benefiting from more attractive, collaborative, flexible and connected workspaces for a better experience. This renewal is being accompanied by a revival of the common areas of the Légende tower, with work being carried out by Euro Défense 6, its owner, for the benefit of all its tenants, including BAT, which will move in in 2021, and Morning, whose coworking spaces are due to open at the end of the year.
Already certified to all the highest standards - BREEAM-In-Use 'Very Good', HQE Exploitation - Bâtiment durable 'Très Bon' and HQE Exploitation - Gestion durable 'Excellent', Wiredscore 'Platinium' and Smartscore 'Gold' - the tower is focusing its renewal on the renovation of its entrance hall, which has been remodelled in the spirit of a smart building, and on its top two floors, which will be made available to all its occupants, in the original architectural spirit.
... for new services!
On the 39th and 40th floors, with uninterrupted views over Paris and the Bois de Boulogne, the tower will feature a business centre and meeting rooms, fitness and wellness areas with changing rooms and sports halls, a luxury panoramic restaurant that can be transformed into a flex office space, and a vast 120-seat auditorium.
On the ground floor, a barista area will be open all day, complemented by a company restaurant, alternative catering areas and a Zen catering area with table service. The works are entering their final phase and will be completed by the end of 2023.