Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Gabriel Barbier-Mueller to break ground on Harwood's Bleu Ciel

Courtesy of Harwood International
The 33-story skyrise tower named Bleu Ciel will have a number of water elements, such as two Junior Olympic pools and a diving pool atop the tower.

After months of marketing a 33-story ultra-luxury residential skyscraper, developerGabriel Barbier-Mueller is ready to break ground on Dallas-based Harwood International's latest project.
The firm plans to kick off the skyrise at the northwest corner of Wolf and McKinnon streets on Monday, Dec. 8.

The skyscraper, named Bleu Ciel, will appeal to residents who want to be part of a walkable community.
"We're trying to create more of a neighborhood community," said Barbier-Mueller, Harwood's founder and CEO, told the Dallas Business Journal in a previous interview. "Walkability is very important to us — to walk to Uptown and surrounding neighorhoods."
This will be the Dallas development firm's second condo tower within the European-styled community adjacent to Uptown. Azure, its first, proved successful, prompting plans for Bleu Ciel.
Barbier-Mueller hired architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte of Wilmotte & Associes S.A. in Paris, to help make Harwood's high hopes a reality.
Staff Writer-Dallas Business Journal