This small tower has been built in the historic Krutenau district in Strasbourg. The city has a number of “hollow teeth” – vacant plots that are too small to be of interest to promoters. In exchange for an attractive price, the consultation called for the production of an exemplary building guaranteeing the achievement of high energy performances.
Dominique Coulon & associés
Dominique Coulon is born in 1961. In 1989 he is graduate with the professor and architect Henri Ciriani and he created his own studio. In 1990, he receives a special prize for the international compétition of The Japan Culture House in Paris. In 1991, He is the winner of «la Villa Medicis hors les murs» and travels in USA, South America and Europe. In 1996, he receives the «1ère œuvre» prize for the collège Pasteur in Strasbourg. He is several time nominated at the prize list of the «Equerre d’Argent» in 1999, 2002 and 2006 and receives in 2006 the prize of the «Florilège d'Etablissements d'Enseignement Exemplaires du PEB» organised by OCDE for the school Martin Peller in Reims. In 2008 the agency was nominated to the Swiss Architectural Award. During the same time it was nominated at the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – for the Mies van der Rohe Award in regards to its Centre Dramatique National de Montreuil. Concepts for sustainable development, respect for historical context and responsibility towards the environment and its ecologies are amongst the main concerns for the agency. In parallel to his architectural production, Dominique Coulon teaches at the Ecole d’Architecture de Strasbourg where he founded the Masters program: Architecture and Complexity. As a way to find a new dynamic approach to each architectural project, the agency's methodology draws upon the rich exchange of information stemming interdisciplinary work. Complexity becomes the catalyst for the architectural project.
Since 2008 the agency became Dominique Coulon & associés with Olivier Nicollas and Steve Letho Duclos as partners architects. Benjamin Rocchi became partner architect in 2014.