Partnering with AG Real Estate, Hines co-developed HEKLA, an 820,000-square-foot, 48-story office tower in Paris-La Défense, the largest business district in Europe. HEKLA features a dual-level lobby, six underground floors, five dining areas, a 250-seat auditorium, and office space to accommodate 5,800 employees.
The outstanding location gives the project great visibility and fantastic views to and from the west of the capital. Giving a new balance to the skyline of La Défense, the Jean Nouvel-designed tower dramatically changes the western landscape of Paris. It is located in a completely refurbished district that includes student housing, the largest park in the area, retail options and a pedestrian green path from the conversion of a road interchange overhanging the site inspired by New York's Highline. HEKLA was completed in 2022.