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MAD propose a ‘Mirage’ for Paris

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MAD Architects have revealed ‘Mirage’ – a design proposal for the Renovation of Paris’ Montparnasse Tower that will truly reflect the city itself
MAD Architects, led by Ma Yansong, unveils “Mirage” – a renovation proposal for Montparnasse Tower in Paris, France. MAD’s design transforms this huge black monolithic building – positioned in the city centre – into an artistic lighting installation that reflects the city upside down. After its completion in 1973, the 210m high Montparnasse Tower became the tallest building in Paris. But through the years, there has been constant criticism over its intrusive existence in the city, that it has been coined the ‘scar of Paris’. In 2016, the owner called an international competition to renovate the tower, and MAD was one of seven short-listed firms out of more than 700 teams to participate.  MAD’s design uses concave principles to create an optical illusion by setting every glass panel of the façade to a specific angle, so t

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