TKE First-Of-Its-Kind Twin Installation in Paris La Défense
TKE installed two escalators and 16 lifts, including eight high-speed TWINs, featuring two cabins operating independently in one shaft for a total of 16 cabins, in the 33-story Trinity Tower, designed by Jean-Luc Crochon in Paris’ La Défense district. Two of the TWIN lifts operate in panoramic shafts that run the entire height of the building, including three machinery levels. Bright red and yellow were selected by Crochon for the cabin colors as a tribute to the Eiffel Tower’s historic elevators. TKE describes the installation as the first of its kind in the world. Office tenants enjoy views of La Défense, while passersby can see the elevators in motion. Trinity Tower was developed by Unibail-Roadmco-Westfield Group. Construction began in 2016 and was completed in November 2020. With “bioclimatic glass façades, which act as external insulation and dual ecological ambitions, HQE Exceptional and BREEAM Excellent,” Trinity Tower includes 1,500 m2 of green balconies and terraces, a rooftop and 4,000 m2 of services.