X-tu : TED

Lighthouse in the night, the tower erected by the agency X-you is at the crossroads of the old city and the new districts of Strasbourg (67). A veritable observation tower on the Alsatian town, the project is characterized by an elongated silhouette whose facade reflects the sun's rays illuminating the adjacent port.

Strasbourg, its Christmas markets, its culinary specialties and its Petite France district. A heritage gem, the city deserves to be visited. Inspired by the different views offered by Strasbourg, X-tu imagines a tower whose volume recalls the contours of “lookouts”, a nod to the port function of the Alsatian capital. The project is also part of the architectural continuity of the new constructions forming a skyline French-style.


The facades integrate the universe of the ports in a reinterpretation of their vertical modular sequences in a gradient going from the lightest to the darkest. The linear panels, themselves covered with photovoltaic solar panels - making the whole a positive energy tower - are interspersed with staggered windows, always installed in the same orientation. 

The mixed complex thus includes a common hall in double height and crossing, 2 and a half floors of offices and 17 purely rental levels served by a glazed lift in front. At 17e, a winter garden with a large terrace overlooking the city allows users and residents of the building to meet at various events - gardening sessions, balls, parties of neighbors etc.

A convivial ensemble that values ​​the exceptional heritage of the eastern municipality.

The project is selected for the ADC Awards 2019 in the category IGH

To learn more, visit the ADC Awards website and X you

Photographs: DR

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