in 2014, sou fujimoto was chosen to construct the second ‘architectural folly of the 21st century’ in the southern french city of montpellier. with the 17-storey mixed-use tower nearing completion ahead of its expected opening in early 2019, photographer vincent hecht visited the site to document its progress. following in the footsteps of farshid moussavi, who designed the city’s first ‘architectural folly’ , the development will accommodate residential units, office space, an art gallery, a restaurant, and a panoramic bar. all images © vincent hecht     working alongside sou fujimoto , the project team also includes nicolas laisné architectes , DREAM , and OXO architectes .

Source: sou fujimoto’s ‘white tree’ grows to its full height in the south of france

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