In an open competition held by Bordeaux Euratlantique, judged by a jury chaired by city mayor and former prime minister of France, Alain Juppé, EPA Bordeaux Euratlantique has chosen two designs for France’s first wooden towers.

Scheduled for completion in 2020, the towers will be part of the new Belvedere quarter adjacent to the city’s Saint-Jean station. The project will accomodate housing, offices, shops and a car park.

One of the designs is the tower ‘Silva’ with a height of 50m and 18 floors, and is to be constructed in 80% wood.

The team behind ‘Silva’ is led by Kaufman & Broad. D2S International will be responsible for the acoustic studies.

For more information: contact Geert Desanghere.


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