Ieoh Ming Pei,
2001, Ieoh Ming Pei built the PB6 Tower.
It changed La Défense’s landscape, just as the Pyramid changed the Louvre’s, another one of his masterpieces.
The tower’s apparent simplicity is a pure architectural achievement: with a summit larger than its base, the main entrance is capped with a 24-meter circular metal canopy, the center of which is positioned in the Grande Arche’s exact axis.
2022, BSTLL architects successfully takes on the challenge of modifying the tower’s interior design and scenography to give it a spectacular and new configuration, enduring the LEGENDE.
A leading figure of 20th-century architecture, the Chinese American Ieoh Ming Pei has left a prolific body of work all over the world, signing over 200 projects, including 40 major achievements, between 1955 and 2009.
Passionate about architecture and Hollywood movies, he left his native China at the age of 17 to study architecture in the United States, in Pennsylvania and then at MIT, from which he graduated in 1940.
Soon after the Second World War, Ieoh Ming Pei taught at Harvard Graduate School of Design and participated in the Bauhaus movement. Jackie Kennedy retained Ieoh Ming Pei to design the JF Kennedy Library and Memorial, and in France, François Mitterrand commissioned him to design the Louvre Pyramid, his world-famous masterpiece.
His long and brilliant career was celebrated by many awards, including the Pritzker Prize in 1983, considered as the Nobel Prize of architecture.