A Le Corbusier-rooftop transformed into a contemporary art space in Marseille
Situated on the very top of le corbusier’s cité radieuse in marseille — built between 1945 and 1952 — ora ito’s MAMO (marseille modulor) is a place among the clouds devoted to art and design. inaugurated in 2013, the project sees a different artist take over the rooftop every summer, focusing on the confrontation between the artwork and a space charged with le corbusier’s avant garde spirit.
‘what more could one hope for? what could be more powerful, more iconic, more inspiring or more invigorating than this roof terrace perched in the sky?’
for the opening of the alex israel show at MAMO, designboom visited marseille to discover the art space and get an insider’s view into ora ito’s ventures — including that time he slept in front of an artist’s door for days to get him to accept a show... [+]