Welcome to Talents & Co’s first newsletter!
As our client base continues to grow and our portfolio expands beyond Europe, we thought it made sense to work on a newsletter focused on what our clients are doing, including updates on the status of their multiple groundbreaking and award-winning projects around the world, innovative design ideas, along with unique insider commentary on all things architecture.
If you’re new to Talents & Co, here’s a quick intro: We are an international consulting agency managing and representing architects and designers across various asset types ranging from retail to hospitality and multifamily. Among the firm’s most notable clients are Pritzker Architecture Prize winner Shigeru Ban and renowned international firm UNStudio as well as innovative Sou Fujimoto, forward-thinking ITAR Architectures, and recent CTBUH’s Best Tall Office Building Award winner Cro&Co Architecture.
Cro&Co’s Trinity Tower wins CTBUH Best Tall Office Building Award
The firm’s 32-story, 580,000-square-foot mixed-use project won the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat’s coveted Best Tall Building Award. The project was developed atop a seven-lane roadway, an impressive feat of civil engineering and a first in France, in Paris’ La Défense business district.
“We are thrilled to have been recognized with this incredible honor,” said Nayla Mecattaf, CEO of CroMe Studio (Cro&Co’s international arm). “Trinity Tower serves as a model and manifesto for the tall building of the future, designed with well-being and sustainability at the heart through reconnecting users to their environment.”
For more on the project, click here.
Cro&Co Architecture, CroMe Studio, and Studio Gang Architects continue their work on groundbreaking hybrid reversible Odyssey project in Paris’ La Défense
Reversibility is at the core of Odyssey, a major project envisioned in a post-pandemic landscape. The hybrid working model is here to stay and as a result, there continues to be many empty office buildings throughout business districts in almost every big city in the world.
Cro&Co Architecture along with their international facing studio, CroMe, and renowned international firm Studio Gang Architects have worked together in introducing a one-of-a-kind development that includes a reversibility aspect to it, the first in Europe’s largest business district.
The 1.6M sq-ft (150,000 m2) mixed-use project is composed of three high-rise buildings built around a central public space at ground level that includes shops and various amenities. While the three buildings have flexibility, green space, and amenities at their core, one of the towers is intended to accommodate both coliving and coworking configurations, making the project ready for a more sustainable and equitable future.
For more on Odyssey, click here.
ITAR Architectures Ingrid Taillandier launches Density of Lives in New York
Award-winning architect and founder of ITAR Architectures, Ingrid Taillandier, held a book launch and signing event for her three-volume book collection at Perrotin in Manhattan’s Lower East Side.
Density of Lives explores the concept of density not only as a tool but as a prerequisite, an objective and a way of understanding and responding to environmental challenges, urban sprawl, population growth, and social and demographic crises.
For more on Density of Lives and ITAR’s Ingrid Taillandier, click here.