La Tête Carrée by Sacha Sosno is one of the most unusual contemporary works situated in the heart of Nice. Imposing and intriguing, it never stops stimulating the admiration of passers-by.
This is a 30 m high and 14 m broad monumental work which artist Sacha Sosno gifted to the city of Nice. Through its most original contemporary architecture, La Tête Carrée is today one of the most famous monuments on the Côte d'Azur. Inaugurated in 2002, it is not open to the public, but houses seven floors of the Louis Nucéra library administrative offices.
It stands in the heart of the city in the shape of a giant bust on which a cube is set at mouth level. At night, it is illuminated and regularly changes colour according to events. Sosno likes to bring humanity into geometric shapes and has produced many works of this kind all over the world. On the Côte d'Azur can be found his sculptures "Regard sur l'Arénas" [Look at Arénas] at the heart of Nice's business district, the Venuses embedded in the walls of the AC Hotel by Marriott and the "Guetteur" [Watcher] at the Polygone Riviera centre.