The Initial Tower at La Défense


The Tour Initiale is the first high-rise office building to be edified at La Défense. In the heart of a glass shell initially designed by Jean Prouvé, Maud Caubet Architects was entrusted with the task of rethinking the lobby and the reception areas of the 14 floors of the tower. The objective of this renovation: to offer a better response to the expectations of future employees who will be living in these spaces throughout the day. Co-working area, cafeteria, library, wellness area, fitness center…

Client : AEW pour Icade, Sogecap, Predica

Executive contractor: YM architecture

Location : Paris la Défense (92)

Program : Total renovation of the tower phase 2

Renovation of entrance hall, cafeterias, restaurants and sports space and 13 floors of office space

Delivery : July 2020

Total area: 13 500 m².

Construction cost : 15 M€ HT

Project Manager : Giulia Castaldi, Ilaria Giorgi

Environmental approach : HQE operation


Artists :  Mélanie Delattre-Vogt, Jérémy Magniez, David Porchy, David Servan-Schreiber, Yakes

Mind spirit : Damien Barioz

Photograph : Julien Lanoo

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