OFFICE SWITZERLAND Swissasia Trading GmbH, Waldeggstrasse 37, 9244 Niederuzwil, Schweiz OFFICE HONGKONG UNIT 04, 7/F, BRIGHT WAY TOWER NO. 33 MONG KOK ROAD, KOWLOON, HK OFFICE CHINA SWISSASIA TRADING Co. Ltd, Room407, NO. 146-147， LePing Lu, XinAn Street BaoAn District 518000 ShenZhen,Guangdong, CHINA
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The Méliá Hotel’s smooth, glazed surface faces the historical Place de l’Etoile – Porte Maillot – La Défense Grande Arche axis. The Spanish Meliá Group designed the new four-star structure as its flagship hotel in France. The “knife blade” shaped building plays on contrasting materials: glass on the southern esplanade-side facade and metallic shot-peened panels on the boulevard side. The fluid, curved southern facade ends in a prow with a tilted edge projecting towards Paris.
Built like a bridge spanning several tunnels, the design called for ingenious solutions on the part of VINCI Construction. Located on the spot where a ventilation plant for the A14 motorway previously stood, the 1,600 sq. metre land take is hemmed in by the circular boulevard, the La Défense esplanade and a car park exit. The building straddles two tunnels, a car park exit and a ventilation shaft like a bridge. It rests on special foundations built across the Défense 2 car park between the various tunnels.
ClientGabriel Escarrer Juliá