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France - Granite Tower in La Défense
France - Granite Tower in La Défense - © VINCI and subsidiaries
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For their architects, high-rise buildings are an opportunity for creative expression and for their builders they are a massive challenge in terms of such issues as geotechnical conditions, methods, phasing, summary drawings and management of the building trades. 

Backed by the VINCI Group's general contracting expertise and engineering resources, VINCI Construction works with the customer and his consultants to devise construction solutions that take account of site and environmental constraints. As project managers, they orchestrate and control execution, taking advantage of the internal synergies of VINCI Construction's networks of local subsidiaries and specialised civil engineering business line to submit competitive bids. 

The Group has a substantial track record across the world, notably in Paris la Défense, Asia and Poland.. 

In France, in Paris La Défense, its companies continued the rehabilitation of the Eqho (formerly Descartes) tower and launched the construction of the new 37-storey, 54,000 sq. metre D2 tower, which will be handed over in 2014. 

In Monaco, the general contracting consortium made up of Soletanche Bachy, VINCI Construction Grands Projets and VINCI Construction France continued work on the Odeon tower.

In Central Europe, Warbud won new contracts in Poland to build the 105,000 sq. metre Plac Unii office and retail complex in Warsaw; and Prumstav in the Czech Republic was awarded the contract for the Karlin Hall II office building in Prague.

VINCI Construction Grands Projets started work on two projects that illustrate its expansion in the international market for large buildings. These are the new 54,000 sq. metre, seven-storey government building in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan (a seven-storey, 54,000 sq. metre building which contains a 500-seat Council Room); and the Berjaya Central Park in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.