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Two iconic towers designed by Jean Nouvel for Block 2 of the Frasers Broadway project transform the skyline of Sydney. The program includes a 34-story residential apartment tower and a 12-story serviced apartment tower set on a common retail podium. A vertical landscape designed in collaboration with French botanist and artist Patrick Blanc covers approximately 50% of the building’s façade area. The landscape extends the planted are of the adjacent urban park vertically onto the building, creating an exceptional living environment for the building’s residents and a powerful green icon on the Sydney skyline.


Ateliers Jean Nouvel, under Pritzker Prize-winning principal Jean Nouvel, are the acknowledged leaders in the architecture of views and light: of the art and science of luminosity and illumination, of burnished metal and polished glass, of reflection and refraction, transparency and translucency and all that glitters in between. Nouvel’s is a practice uniquely suited to design excellence in Miami, a city of sea and sun and shimmer and shade.

The Louvre Abu Dhabi wishes to create a welcoming world serenely combining light and shadow, reflection and calm. It wishes to belong to a country, to its history, to its geography without becoming a flat translation, the pleonasm that results in boredom and convention. It would like to intensify the fascination of exceptional encounters.

Jean Nouvel

A site like the Hudson River encourages optimism. The architecture diffracts, captures and watches. The transparencies are in keeping with the reflections, and the textures of the New York brickwork contrast with the geometric composition of the large rectangles of clear glass. The architecture is an expression of the pleasure of being at this strategic point in Manhattan.

Jean Nouvel

Located at the corner of Mercer, Grand and Broadway, the residential building at 40 Mercer was initially designed as a hotel. This change occurred after the 9/11 events, but the fundamentals of my project were in place, based as they were on the site's intrinsic qualities. The specificity of the site resides in the fact that three of its sides are free, a very rare feature in New York. An obvious plan for the site would have been to build against the neighbour building, but I opted to keep the two buildings apart and create a garden.

Jean Nouvel

The iconic tower designed by Jean Nouvel at the center of Nicosia, next to Eleftheria Square transforms the city silhouette of Nicosia. The program includes 10- story residential apartments, a 6-story office space and a 2-story retail area. This verticality in relation to the horizontality of the medieval walls and the moat that enclose the old part of the city sets the stage for a series of inversions that are characteristic of the building. The 67 meter high building will be the culminating landmark of the city.

The phantom in the park. With its transparency. With its enclosure. Trees are visible behind the high glazed barrier, which has taken the place of a long opaque wall, brushing against their eight-meter high enclosure. The lone Chateaubriand Cedar rises up, framed by two screens which assert the entrance. The visitor passes beneath the cedar and sees the spectacle of the trees surrounding the glazed exhibition hall, also eight meters high, in a reading through the depth of the site.

Jean Nouvel

Two iconic towers designed by Jean Nouvel for Block 2 of the Frasers Broadway project transform the skyline of Sydney. The program includes a 34-story residential apartment tower and a 12-story serviced apartment tower set on a common retail podium. A vertical landscape designed in collaboration with French botanist and artist Patrick Blanc covers approximately 50% of the building’s façade area. The landscape extends the planted are of the adjacent urban park vertically onto the building, creating an exceptional living environment for the building’s residents and a powerful green icon on the Sydney skyline.


Ateliers Jean Nouvel, under Pritzker Prize-winning principal Jean Nouvel, are the acknowledged leaders in the architecture of views and light: of the art and science of luminosity and illumination, of burnished metal and polished glass, of reflection and refraction, transparency and translucency and all that glitters in between. Nouvel’s is a practice uniquely suited to design excellence in Miami, a city of sea and sun and shimmer and shade.

The Louvre Abu Dhabi wishes to create a welcoming world serenely combining light and shadow, reflection and calm. It wishes to belong to a country, to its history, to its geography without becoming a flat translation, the pleonasm that results in boredom and convention. It would like to intensify the fascination of exceptional encounters.

Jean Nouvel

A site like the Hudson River encourages optimism. The architecture diffracts, captures and watches. The transparencies are in keeping with the reflections, and the textures of the New York brickwork contrast with the geometric composition of the large rectangles of clear glass. The architecture is an expression of the pleasure of being at this strategic point in Manhattan.

Jean Nouvel

Located at the corner of Mercer, Grand and Broadway, the residential building at 40 Mercer was initially designed as a hotel. This change occurred after the 9/11 events, but the fundamentals of my project were in place, based as they were on the site's intrinsic qualities. The specificity of the site resides in the fact that three of its sides are free, a very rare feature in New York. An obvious plan for the site would have been to build against the neighbour building, but I opted to keep the two buildings apart and create a garden.

Jean Nouvel

The iconic tower designed by Jean Nouvel at the center of Nicosia, next to Eleftheria Square transforms the city silhouette of Nicosia. The program includes 10- story residential apartments, a 6-story office space and a 2-story retail area. This verticality in relation to the horizontality of the medieval walls and the moat that enclose the old part of the city sets the stage for a series of inversions that are characteristic of the building. The 67 meter high building will be the culminating landmark of the city.

The phantom in the park. With its transparency. With its enclosure. Trees are visible behind the high glazed barrier, which has taken the place of a long opaque wall, brushing against their eight-meter high enclosure. The lone Chateaubriand Cedar rises up, framed by two screens which assert the entrance. The visitor passes beneath the cedar and sees the spectacle of the trees surrounding the glazed exhibition hall, also eight meters high, in a reading through the depth of the site.

Jean Nouvel