by Snell in Architecture on Monday 23 June 2008

Architect Jean Nouvel is on a roll. His projects are popping up everywhere, but this may be the grandest. In choosing Nouvel’s design, the competition judges stressed that this ‘is the most important act of architecture since the Eiffel Tower’. In this win, Nouvel beat other architectural superstars such as Foster, Liebskind, Jaques Ferrier and Wilmotte. The Tour Signal will be France’s first ever mixed use tower and will symbolize the regeneration of the la Defense district.