Tour First

This project is a renovation and replaced Tour AXA

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Height: Occupied
203 m / 666 ft
Height: To Tip
231 m / 758 ft
Height: Architectural
231 m / 758 ft
Tour First Outline
Floors Above Ground
Floors Below Ground
# of Elevators
Top Elevator Speed
7 m/s
Tower GFA
103,110 m² / 1,109,867 ft²
# of Parking Spaces


Official Name Tour First
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country France
City Courbevoie
Street Address & Map 1-2 Place des Saisons
Postal Code 92400
Building Function office
Structural Material concrete
Construction Start 2007
Completion 2011
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
Regional Ranking #27 Tallest in Europe
National Ranking #1 Tallest in France
City Ranking #1 Tallest in Courbevoie

Companies Involved

• Current AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets
• Past Beacon Capital Partners
Developer AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets
Design Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Architect of Record SRA architectes
Structural Engineer
Design Iosis Bâtiments
MEP Engineer
Design Iosis Bâtiments
Project Manager Coteba
Main Contractor GFC + Bouygues
Other Consultant
Façade Permasteelisa Group; RFR Group
• Property Management CBRE
• Wind Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment
Material Supplier
• Elevator KONE
• Paint/Coating AkzoNobel

About Tour First

Tour First is a complete refurbishment of the 1970s tower designed by Pierre Dufau, which was one of France’s first skyscrapers. Originally conceived as three identical wings around a central core, the design retains the integrity of the original tower while providing a modern interpretation of the concept and vastly improving the environmental performance and internal conditions and circulation.

The new tower and podium reorganize the entry levels of the building, reinvigorate the entrance hall and improve circulation. Seven sky gardens are created in strategic positions and provide informal meeting and breakout spaces. The original tower was made taller, adding approximately 12% of additional floor space. The three wings are now of variable heights giving the building a dynamism that it previously lacked. The façade “fragments” into a composition of folded and transparent panels filled with stainless steel tubes or individual triangular glass pieces.

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