Built in 1965, the Madou tower has been entirely renovated and rebuilt, retaining only its original structure. Designed in association with Archi 2000, the programme involved the renovation of the original tower with the addition of approximately 8,000 m² to the existing 32,000 m², while creating an atrium 12 floors high, new residences at the rear, as well as a planning review of the surrounding district in order to resolve numerous incoherencies of scale, circulation and access. As the living heart of Madou Plaza, the atrium serves simultaneously as a reception hall, as a skylight for the offices on the lower floors, and as an access space to the 200 seat conference hall, 150 seat cafeteria, and to the restaurant on the first floor.
In order to create a wind stop and, above all, to emphasise the main entrance on two levels, a glazed, triangular “graft” has been applied onto the front of the building, creating out of this an exceptional office space.
The building offers sub-divisible floors of 1,390 m² to 1,800 m² in the lower floors around the atrium, and 1,000 m² in the upper floors of the tower.
As was originally the case, part of the ground floor is allocated to commerces. The entrance to the underground car park has been moved and access points created for deliveries. From a technical point of view, the use of the most modern advancements has been emphasised, such as chilled ceilings and “double skin” facades, as well as the parsimonious use of energy.
Renovation of an office building.