Paris La Defense, France - Tour First, Colors Festival
The First Tower, the tallest building in France with 231 metres, has just been delivered in La Défense business district.
Initially standing 155 metres tall, the former Axa-tower has been totally refurbished to give birth to the First Tower. The new building comprises 50 storeys topped by a 40-metre tall screen. Overall floor space has been increased by roughly 10% to 87,000 m2.
The First Tower is the only refurbishment project in France on such a scale to have been awarded High Environmental Quality (HQE) certification.
Ernst&Young is the first tenant of the First Tower (occupying almost half of the floor space).