OFICINA - Signal Tower

It was based on a client prerogative such as this, and in an equally enthusiastic frame of mind, that the design process was undertaken. The program, the scale and form, and the ambitious spirit of the scheme were decisive during the initial months of the project. However, the stock market downswing, along with the fraudulent dealings of Jerome Kerviel, somewhat stifled these ambitious sentiments…
Suddenly, a week before the submission deadline, the client revised the project’s budget and we were left with one week to transform a 300 meter high, environmentally sustainable tower into a 190 meter commercial block. The project was no longer a ‘signal’, nor was it a mixed program.
It was a denatured 190 meter high project that was judged, and that was not selected for the competition. It is the multi-program 293 meter high tower, developed over three months, which we would like to present to you.