F Tour - Air Base 117

AIA / Franck Hammoutène



A new skin for an "old" building

AIA / Franck Hammoutène
Service d'infrastructure de la Défense de Paris
Public offices
Paris, France
15.000 sqm
Bespoke façades

This imposing structure, home to the Ministry of Defense, was the subject of a restoration project aimed at improving the building’s energy efficiency and removing asbestos.

The skeleton of the building — 17 floors for a total height of 62 meters – was preserved.

Tested and certified bespoke systems

The envelope is made up of six types of facade: cells, glazed ribbon facades, stainless steel structures, mullions and transoms on the ground floor, large folding gates, and armored bombproof doors and windows.
Several systems were specially analyzed, tested and ATEX-certified.

A distinctive technical feature: the cells are not hung from the floors, since the load would be excessive: instead, they are anchored to the existing vertical columns.

Projects in evidence


Milan, Italy

VP 22

On this website we use first or third-party tools that store small files (cookie) on your device. Cookies are normally used to allow the site to run properly (technical cookies), to generate navigation usage reports (statistics cookies) and to suitable advertise our services/products (profiling cookies). We can directly use technical cookies, but you have the right to choose whether or not to enable statistical and profiling cookies. Enabling these cookies, you help us to offer you a better experience.