Slated to be completed in 2014, the Hermitage Plaza by Norman Foster + Partners presenting twin faceted skyscrapers will create a 24-hour sustainable community on the outskirts of the capital of art and design, Paris. Standing tall at 323 meters, the skyscrapers will become the tallest mixed-use towers in Western Europe, only if some other ambitious project wouldn’t come out of the blue in between. Featuring a high-performance glazed facade ripped into faceted panels for shading and exterior vents for natural ventilation, the Paris twin towers would house a hotel, spa, panoramic apartments, offices and serviced apartments. Flanking the Seine River, the sustainable towers would also accommodate a shopping complex at the base. The Hermitage Plaza, due to break ground next year, would infuse an artistic spirit to the commercial area of the city.