Marseille Airport Extension

Marseille Airport Extension, France

The design for Marseille Airport Extension, by Foster + Partners, restores the clarity of layout and expression in Fernand Pouillon’s 1960s original, while adding the ‘missing piece’ to the 1992 extension by Richard Rogers to tie the entire ensemble of buildings together.

Vitrolles Media Library

Vitrolles Media Library in France

Architect: Jean-Pierre Lott

Vitrolles grew too quickly. A victim of the urbanization of the 1960s, it went from the status of little Provençal village with about a thousand inhabitants, to a bedroom community comprised of soulless apartment buildings.

Sailing Cube in La Grande Motte

Sailing Cube in La Grande Motte, Montpellier

Design: Atelier Jérôme Lafond

The Festival des Architectures Vives raises public awareness of the wide range of architecture. It highlights the work of a young generation of architects, landscape architects and urban planners, but also seeks to discover unexpected urban areas.

Marseille Grand Mosque Building

Marseille Grand Mosque Building

Design: Bureau Architecture Méditerranée

Architecture integrated into its surroundings – respecting urban fabric and existing historic buildings. The building has a discreet character through use of the same type of stone, preservation of existing buildings and respect for alignments.

Aix University

Aix University in Aix-en-Provence

Design: Dietmar Feichtinger Architects

“A major gesture is not always needed”. The architects develop a 1960s campus – adding value through restraint, carefully positioned cubes, and subtle facade rhythms, rather than “showy sculptural symbols”.