GFC Construction and Bouygues Batiment Ile-de-France, two subsidiaries of Bouygues Construction, have secured a €124m contract to construct the Incity Tower in Lyon, France.
Designed by Valode & Pistre and AIA Architectes, the office tower is being built for Sogelym Dixence.
The tower will replace the old UAP tower and will be part of the transformation of the Part-Dieu business district in Lyon.
Covering an area of 44,145m² on 40 levels, the tower will house around 2,700 employees when completed.
The tower will feature lounge areas and an elevator system in which two cabins operate one above the other in the same shaft.
Sustainable features of the tower include a thin double-skin facade that will insulate the facility while allowing a good airflow.
The tower will also feature a glass facade, which will allow natural daylight to enter and reduce the need for artificial lighting.
Bouygues said that the building will consume less than 90kWhPE/m²/year, as compared to between 300kWhPE/m²/year and 800kWhPE/m²/year for the previous generation of office towers.
The tower is expected to achieve double certification from HQE and BREEAM.
Upon completion, the tower’s metal spire will reach a height of 200m, making it taller than The Pencil in Part-Dieu, currently the tallest building in Lyon.
Construction of the tower is expected to be completed in late 2015.
Prior to the Incity tower, Bouygues completed the First Tower in 2011, which is claimed to be the tallest building in France.
Image: After completion, the Incity tower will cover an area of 44,145m² on 40 levels and will house around 2,700 employees. Photo: Sogelym Dixence.