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26 Apr 2017

Marseilles Building News

Marseille Architecture – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

Vitrolles Media Library, 1 place de la liberté, avenue des Salyen, 13127 Vitrolles
Architect: Jean-Pierre Lott
Vitrolles Media Library
photo : Aldo Amoretti

Vitrolles Media Library, Marseille
The architect Jean-Pierre Lott has just delivered the new media library of Vitrolles. Located in the heart of the district of Les Pins, it symbolizes the renewal of the town center.

MUCEM Museum, Marseille, southern France
Design: Rudy Ricciotti
Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations Marseille
photo : Gabrielle Voinot

The Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations Marseille – 30 Sep 2013
The Museum is organised on three levels with an array of exhibitions, an auditorium and a bookstore. The rooftop is a particular feature and is set to become an iconic venue for the city with beautiful panoramic views of the sea and harbour. At night a lighting scheme designed by Yann Kersalé creates a magical atmosphere with shades of blue and turquoise.

Vieux Port Pavilion – building news
Design: Foster + Partners
Vieux Port Pavilion Marseille
photo : Nigel Young

Vieux Port Pavilion Marseille – 5 Mar 2013
The new events pavilion is a simple, discreet canopy of highly reflective stainless steel, 46 by 22 metres in size, open on all sides and supported by slender pillars. Its polished, mirrored surface reflects the surrounding port and tapers towards the edges, minimising its profile and reducing the structure’s visual impact.

11 Feb 2012
Cité Radieuse Fire
On Thursday evening, three apartments (eight apartments noted in one report) in the Cité Radieuse were destroyed in a fire and around 35 others were seriously damaged. The Cité Radieuse is located in Marseilles, France.

The nine-storey Marseilles housing block was designed by Modernist architect Le Corbusier and completed in 1951/52. The cause of the fire is unknown at time of writing.

The Radiant City building was classified as a historic monument in 1995.

Marseilles Buildings

Key Architecture Projects, alphabetical:

CMA CGM Headquarters – project
2005-12
Zaha Hadid Architects
CMA CGM Headquarters Marseilles
photo from architects

Zaha Hadid Architects : featured at AIT ArchitekturSalon Cologne, Germany
110m high building

Equestrian Centre
1999-2001
Massimiliano Fuksas Architects

EuroMed Center
2005-
Massimiliano Fuksas Architects
Euromed Center in Marseille
image © Studio Fuksas

Euromed Center Marseille

Institute for Neurobiology

Snøhetta Architects

Unité d’Habitation
1952
Le Corbusier

Marseille Vieux Port Masterplan
Design: Foster + Partners
Marseille Vieux Port Masterplan
image : Foster + Partners

Marseille Vieux Port Masterplan – 8 Mar 2012
Marseille’s Vieux Port, one of the great Mediterranean ports, is about to be transformed. Work has started on Michel Desvigne’s and Foster + Partners’ competition-winning masterplan for its regeneration. The project will reclaim the quaysides as a civic space, creating new informal venues for performances and events and removing traffic to create a safe, semi-pedestrianised public realm.

More Marseilles Architecture projects online soon


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Lyon Projects

French Architecture – Selection

Zenith Saint-Etienne Building
Foster + Partners
Zenith Saint-Etienne
photo : Nigel Young

Limoges concert hall
Bernard Tschumi Architects
Limoges Concert Hall
photo : Christian Richters




Pierre Vives Project
Zaha Hadid Architects
Montpellier building
picture from architects

French Architects

French Buildings

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