Hillier teamed up with Christian de Portzamparc, a Pritzker Prize-winning architect, on this 106,000-square-foot project. Mr. Portzamparc designed the building. Hillier served as the coordinating architect, providing design development, production documentation and construction administration services, as well as all interior architecture and design. The 24-floor white-glass-mirrored tower, with its striking oblique line, is as dramatic as the fashion companies housed within its walls. The innovative structure incorporates “smart building” technology, including fully integrated data and telecommunications systems.
Inside the tower are offices for executives at Guerlain, Louis Vuitton, Givenchy and several other divisions of the luxury goods conglomerate. Corporate offices, nine showrooms and the “magic room”—a multipurpose room used for a host of events including fashion shows, product launches and large meetings—are arranged on 24 stories.