Hypérion - Residential Tower

Bordeaux, France

"Hypérion, the highest living tree" 


Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés in partnership with Eiffage and Woodeum has won a competition to build a 50-meter high residential tower in Bordeaux on plot 8.4 in the Saint-Jean Belcier district. The project is named “Hyperion” in reference to the tallest living tree on earth. This will be built using a wooden CLT (Cross Laminated Timber) structure.

In environmental terms the project is representative of a new generation of low-carbon buildings. The lightness and stiffness of solid wood CLT, combined with the strength of glulam and LVL technology takes timber construction to new heights.

Hyperion will serve as a reference for BBCA (low carbon building label) building.

The construction will begin in 2017 with a delivery expected at the end of 2019.


Agency credits

Christophe Charon
Laura Gelso
Benjamin Doré
David Sebastian Martin
Ninni Byrelid
Samuel Locus
Pierre Rescourio
Fiona Dunlop
Beat Meier
Enrico Cigolotti
Simon Barret
Ronan Malle
Frédérique Heisch

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