“In each object whatever it is, there is part of us, like a collective memory, a DNA of the memory, past and future, it is the witness of a dream one day concretized by one among us”, François Guibert.
The First Tower accommodates Amazing First, a new and unique exhibition in France, gathering about forty of the most beautiful creations of the artist François Guibert, sculptor and plastics technician.
Because the object reminds each one of us of a moment in life, a memory, a desire or a smell, like a suspended bridge between an idea and its concretization, François Guibert, former finance professional, impassioned of fantasy and science fiction, plays with multiple materials to reveal the strength and imprint of our imagination, through the universe of comics and superheroes.
Organized at the initiative of Jean-Marc Besson, President of Capital Beacon Partners, owner of the Tower, and Olivier Gérard, President of Cushman & Wakefield France, Amazing First is shown in the lobby of the First Tower until January 31st, 2015.
The discovery of the exhibition in the presence of the artist is opened to the public, within the framework of the discovery circuits of Europe's leading business district, run by Defacto (free registrations on http://www.ladefense.fr/fr/liste-des-visites-guidees).
Single from its design and aestheticism of its architecture, First re-humanizes the office real estate through original initiatives, which remind us that more than an international strategic business territory, La Défense is a place to live.
Amazing First is the 3rd contemporary art exhibition organized by Beacon Capital Partners in the lobby of the First Tower, thus inviting the occupants of the Tower who work there to discover contemporary art. Free climbed by Alain Robert, this skyscraper, which creates its own weather, rain or shine, through its multi-coloured illuminations, also challenges the most courageous to ascend its 954 steps, to help PL4Y International and other charity associations.
231 meters in height with 52 floors, First is the highest office building ever built in France and the first LEED Gold certified French tower. A symbol of the revival plan of La Défense business district, this 80,200 sq.m. property, occupied by EY and Euler Hermes, has stood in the urban landscape like a true icon since its unveiling in May 2011.