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France Related Events/Initiatives

CTBUH France: Global Walking Tour and Chapter Inauguration
10 Oct 2019, Paris – Event Report
As part of the 2019 Global Walking Tour, CTBUH France organized a tour of Trinity Tower, which also served as the inauguration of the new Chapter.
2018 Global Walking Tour: Walking on Water Reports
2 Aug 2018 – Tour Report
This year's 2018 Global Walking Tour explored the role of tall buildings along waterfronts and other natural settings.
Tall Timber: A Global Audit
26 Jun 2017, Chicago – CTBUH Research
The CTBUH has produced its latest Tall Buildings in Numbers research study, entitled "Tall Timber: A Global Audit."
CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2015
Jan 2016 – CTBUH Journal Paper Report
CTBUH has determined that 106 buildings of 200 meters’ height or greater were completed around the world in 2015 – setting a new record for annual tall building completions.
Executive Director’s Europe Trip Paves Way For Research Projects
19-23 Jan 2015, Paris – Tour Report
CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood and Research Director Dario Trabucco made a week-long journey to Paris and Luxembourg to pursue several initiatives on behalf of the Council.
CTBUH Releases Study on the Past, Present and Future of the European Skyscraper
Jun 2013 – CTBUH Journal Paper
There are currently 109 skyscrapers over 150 meters in Europe. This number is set to jump to 161 by the end of 2015, meaning that there are more than 50 projects in advanced stages of construction.
CTBUH Releases Analysis of Global Population and Tall Buildings
Apr 2011 – CTBUH Journal Paper
Tall buildings are spreading across the globe at an ever-increasing rate. This study demonstrates the relationship between population and tall buildings across those countries and presents information on the average height and age of each country’s…
1977 Paris 2nd World Congress: Urban Space for Life and Work
21-25 Nov 1977, Paris – Conference
The 2nd World Congress was held in Paris, France in November 1977 focusing on "2001: Urban Space for Life and Work".
1971 Paris Conference: Planning and Design of Tall Buildings
21-22 Jan 1971, Paris – Conference
The 1971 First Regional Conference on Planning and Design of Tall Buildings was held in Paris, France on January 21-22.

Featured Tall Buildings in France

Tour Carpe Diem

Tour Carpe Diem, Courbevoie

The Tour Carpe Diem contains a variety of sustainable building designs, including solar water heating, geothermal wells, and occupancy sensors.

Tribunal de Paris

Tribunal de Paris, Paris

Completed in 2017, Tribunal de Paris consists of a plinth five-to-eight-stories high, on top of which stands a tower of three superimposed parallelepipeds, creating a stepping profile.

France Members

The work of the Council is only possible through the support of its members, which include most of the world’s leading developers, architects, engineers, contractors and others connected with tall buildings and sustainable cities. Below is the list of current organizational members located in France, sorted by membership level then alphabetically by organization name.

Supporting Contributor

Dassault Systèmes Dassault Systèmes
United States
COMP

Contributor

Bouygues Batiment International Bouygues Batiment International
France
CON PMNG MEP CIV
SETEC TPI SETEC TPI
France
CIV

Participant

Ateliers Jean Nouvel Ateliers Jean Nouvel
France
ARCH INTR LAND URB
BOA BOA
France
OTHR
Cro&Co Architecture Cro&Co Architecture
France
ARCH
Hardel Le Bihan Architectes Hardel Le Bihan Architectes
France
ARCH

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CTBUH France

CTBUH France: Global Walking Tour and Chapter Inauguration

10 Oct 2019, Event Report – As part of the 2019 Global Walking Tour, CTBUH France organized a tour of Trinity…

2018 Global Walking Tour: Walking on Water Reports

2018 Global Walking Tour: Walking on Water Reports

2 Aug 2018, Tour Report – This year's 2018 Global Walking Tour explored the role of tall buildings along…

Tall Timber: A Global Audit

Tall Timber: A Global Audit

26 Jun 2017, CTBUH Research – The CTBUH has produced its latest Tall Buildings in Numbers research study…

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Marc Blondeau

Country Representative

Marc Blondeau
Bouygues Batiment International, Paris

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CTBUH France Representation

Marc Blondeau

Country Representative

Marc Blondeau
Bouygues Batiment International, Paris

CTBUH Resources on France

Award Winners & Award of Excellence Recipients

The CTBUH Awards recognize projects and individuals that have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of tall buildings and the urban environment, and that achieve sustainability at the highest and broadest level.

Award of Excellence

A City of Justice for the City of Light

30 May 2018 –
Pierre-Louis Fortier, Bouygues Batiment Ile de France; Amaury Greig, Renzo Piano Building Workshop

Interview: Eric Parry

30 Oct 2017 – Eric Parry, Eric Parry Architects

Jeddah Mall: The Connection Between Jeddah Tower and the Urban Environment

18 Oct 2016 –
Denis Valode, Valode & Pistre Architects

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CTBUH France Chapter Secretary: Ariane Dienstag

Oct 2019 – CTBUH Journal 2019 Issue IV
Ariane Dienstag, Ariane Dienstag SAS

Megacities: Setting the Scene

Oct 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue IV
Daniel Safarik, Shawn Ursini & Antony Wood; Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

The Space Between: Urban Spaces Surrounding Tall Buildings

17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism
James Parakh, City of Toronto Planning Division

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France Related Videos

A City of Justice for the City of Light
30 May 2018 – Presentation at ; Pierre-Louis Fortier, Bouygues Batiment Ile de France; Amaury Greig, Renzo Piano Building Workshop
The new Paris Courthouse, with an internal area of around 100,000 square meters, accommodates up to 8,000 people per day. The building has a plinth ranging from five to eight stories, on top of which stands a tower of three superimposed…
Interview: Eric Parry
30 Oct 2017 – Eric Parry, Eric Parry Architects
Eric Parry of Eric Parry Architects is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2017 CTBUH Australia Conference.
Jeddah Mall: The Connection Between Jeddah Tower and the Urban Environment
18 Oct 2016 – Presentation at ; Denis Valode, Valode & Pistre Architects
The Jeddah Economic City Mall and Exhibition Center is a multi-functional installation that rises up to the challenge of making the city walkable around the Jeddah Tower. This presentation featured a discussion of what makes this project unique,…
What’s Next?: How Do We Make Vertical Urban Design?
18 Oct 2016 – Presentation at ; Winy Maas, MVRDV
It seems sometimes as if the further away from the ground we rise, the more architectonic and less urban our buildings become. Skyscrapers have always been about power, but they should also be about society. As our global society increasingly becomes…
Interview: Evolution of Tall Buildings in Paris
12 Jun 2013 – Stefan De Faÿ, Paris la Defense Seine Arche
Stefan De Faÿ of Paris la Defense Seine Arche is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2013 CTBUH London Conference at The Brewery, London. Stefan talks about the differences between London and Paris skyscrapers and the evolution of tall buildings in…
Renovation of an iconic tower of Paris
Oct 2011 – Presentation at ; Trino Beltran, Bouygues Batiment International
Renovation of a first generation of high rise building with heavy structural modification, use of drilling robots for core walls modification, extension of the tower from 155m to 231m, wider floors, rebalancing of lift, removal of asbestos, energy…

France Related Papers/Research

CTBUH France Chapter Secretary: Ariane Dienstag
Oct 2019 – CTBUH Journal 2019 Issue IV; Ariane Dienstag, Ariane Dienstag SAS
Ariane Dienstag, founder, Ariane Dienstag SAS, is the CTBUH France Chapter Secretary, based in Paris, where she has played a strong role in increasing participation of French firms in CTBUH activities. A former business development director at…
Megacities: Setting the Scene
Oct 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue IV; Daniel Safarik, Shawn Ursini & Antony Wood; Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
The rise of the megacity presents unprecedented opportunities to understand the human urbanization phenomenon, and to observe the effects of multicore, polycentric cities growing together to effectively become one. This paper establishes the criteria…
The Space Between: Urban Spaces Surrounding Tall Buildings
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; James Parakh, City of Toronto Planning Division
This paper is intended to introduce the upcoming CTBUH technical guide titled “The Space Between,” which investigates the importance of publicly accessible spaces surrounding tall buildings. Urban spaces featured in the technical guide range in scale…
What’s Next?: How Do We Make Vertical Urban Design?
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Winy Mass, MVRDV
It seems sometimes as if the further away from the ground we rise, the more architectonic and less urban our buildings become. Skyscrapers have always been about power, but they should also be about society. As our global society increasingly becomes…
The Other Side of Tall Buildings: The Urban Habitat
Feb 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue I; Daniel Safarik, CTBUH
A growing number of tall buildings recognized by the CTBUH, through its international awards programs and research, are noteworthy not so much because of their sheer height or engineering feats, but because of their contribution to the urban habitat…
Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2015
Jan 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue I; Jason Gabel, Marty Carver & Marshall Gerometta, CTBUH
CTBUH has determined that 106 buildings of 200 meters’ height or greater were completed around the world in 2015 – setting a new record for annual tall building completions.
Reflecting on the Inauguration of the Burj Khalifa, Dubai 2010
26 Oct 2015 – The Middle East: A Selection of Written Works on Iconic Towers and Global Place-Making; Pierre Marcout, Prisme Entertainment Inc & Prisme International
Dubai is a city that emerged in only a decade. Though facing successive challenges it has built an attractive reputation around the world. Criticized and envied, it multiplies the superlatives and keeps being talked about. Its notoriety is impressive…
The TopDownWay: An Innovative System for Skyscrapers’ Controlled Demolition
26 Oct 2015 – The Future of Tall: A Selection of Written Works on Current Skyscraper Innovations; Stefano Panseri & Riccardo Castracani, Despe Spa
The future calls for vertical cities, which will inevitably get rid of what no longer works, is not tall enough or is no longer efficient. Despe has created TopDownWay®, a solution that demolishes what’s old, to make space for what’s new. The…
World’s Highest Observation Decks
Aug 2015 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue III; CTBUH Research
Perhaps no element of a tall building is more closely related to the pure pleasure of standing high in the sky and taking in the view of one’s surroundings than observation decks. Often adding an important source of revenue for the structures that…
The History of the European Skyscraper
Jun 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue II; Nathaniel Hollister, CTBUH
Due to the compact and historic nature of its cities, some unpopular designs, and an unfortunate association with public housing, Europe had historically been slow to build skyscrapers. But currently, the continent is outpacing North America in…
Debating Tall: Limit Tall Buildings to the Outskirts of Historic Cities?
11 Jun 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue II; Phillippe Chaix, EPADESA; Sir Stuart Lipton, Chelsfield Partners
Tall building construction is on the rise in historic European cities. As economic pressures mount to build taller in the central city, we ask, should that practice continue?
The Special Nature of the European Skyscraper
Jun 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue II; Viewpoints: The London Conference
European architecture is at a crossroads. Its commercial and environmental realities are driving buildings ever-higher, but not all are convinced. In this article – contributed by various speakers at the London Conference – we ask: What is special…
The Past, Present and Future of the European Skyscraper
Jun 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue II; CTBUH Research
There are currently 109 skyscrapers over 150 meters in Europe. This number is set to jump to 161 by the end of 2015, meaning that there are more than 50 projects in advanced stages of construction.
Debating Tall: Is UNESCO Going Too Far?
27 Apr 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue II; Paul Finch, Architectural Review and UK Design Council; Marie-Noel Tournoux & Patricia Alberth, UNESCO World Heritage Centre
Controversy has erupted over development proposals in London and Liverpool in the UK, which UNESCO says will damage views of World Heritage sites. Critics counter that UNESCO is over-stepping its mandate by inserting itself into the planning process…
Developing Skyscraper Districts: La Défense
Mar 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue I; Maria Scicolone, L’Etablissement public d’aménagement de La Défense Seine Arche (EPADESA)
European cities chose to develop a purpose-built business district away from the city center. The paper discusses the origins of the development; the forces which have influenced it; how development has been managed; and what the vision is for…
Tall and Urban: An Analysis of Global Population and Tall Buildings
Apr 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue II; CTBUH Research
Tall buildings are spreading across the globe at an ever-increasing rate. This study demonstrates the relationship between population and tall buildings across those countries and presents information on the average height and age of each country’s…
The Analysis on the Collapse of the Tallest Gothic Cathedral
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Seong-Woo Hong, Kyungwoon University
This paper attempts to uncover the mystery behind the 1284 A.D. collapse of the Beauvais cathedral.

Featured Tall Buildings in France

Tribunal de Paris

Tribunal de Paris, Paris

Completed in 2017, Tribunal de Paris consists of a plinth five-to-eight-stories high, on top of which stands a tower of three superimposed parallelepipeds, creating a stepping profile.

Tour Carpe Diem

Tour Carpe Diem, Courbevoie

The Tour Carpe Diem contains a variety of sustainable building designs, including solar water heating, geothermal wells, and occupancy sensors.

France Facts

Population 65,447,374
Area 551,500 km² • 212,934 mi²
GDP $0
150m+ Buildings 21 Completed4 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings None Completed
Tallest City Courbevoie
Global Ranking #23 in the world by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Regional Ranking #3 in Europe by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
First 150m+ Building Les Poissions (150 m, 1970)
Average Building Age 24 Years
Most Common Function Office (88%)
Most Common Material Concrete (83%)

All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings currently in the database.

Tall Buildings in France

1   Tour First 2011 231 m Courbevoie
2   HEKLA 2022 220 m Puteaux
3   Tour Montparnasse 1973 209 m Paris
4   Tour Incity 2015 200 m Lyon
5   Tour Majunga 2014 194 m Puteaux
6   Tour T1 2008 185 m Courbevoie
7   Tour Granite 2008 183 m Nanterre
8   Tours DUO 1 2021 180 m Paris
9   Tour Total Coupole 1985 179 m Courbevoie
10   Tour Areva 1974 178 m Courbevoie
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.