The Mistral residential complex is part of EuroMed, a mixed-use development built in Mar-seille on the grounds of the old port. In accordance with the masterplan, the complex pre-sents an urban scheme of a certain density; an intermediate volume made
The three volumes are linked by a large Y-shaped central courtyard that gives an overall view of the whole ensemble, and each one will house a different education program, shaping a campus that fosters new forms of work and interaction among users. W
Through the three intertwined scales – city, architecture, and user –, the proposal defies the established and obsolete codes of teaching to provide the Society of Jesus with a building that meets its educational and social aspirations...
The recently opened tower named Marsellesa rises 135 meters at Quais d'Arenc, close to the 142-meter headquarters of the French shipping company CMA CGM, built by Zaha Hadid Architects. The unique design of the gridded facade of concrete presents a g
With the aim of becoming a model for sustainable urban regeneration through the promotion of architectural, social, and energy innovation, the city of Marseille launched some years ago the largest urban renewal program in Europe. The initiative set o
The residential towers shape a varied urban landscape in which the green spaces play a prominent role; each apartment has a loggia on the facade, generating a transition area between indoors and outdoors... [+]
Supported by France’s regional administrations, the FRAC centers are emblematic buildings that are home to public collections of contemporary art. They host exhibitions showcasing self-owned pieces as well as works on loan from other institutions. Th
Marseille’s Vieux Port is one of the grand Mediterranean ports, but over time the World Heritage-listed site has become inaccessible to pedestrians and has been cut off from the life of the city. The masterplan for its regeneration reclaims the quays
Millenary Marseille welcomes the Museum of Mediterranean Civilizations, a Cartesian prism with a seemingly random envelope, portrayed here by photographer Roland Halbe.
In a well-to-do neighborhood on the outskirts of Marseilles – where the French coast starts to resemble Italy – a contemporary art collector wanted to raise a shelter to display his paintings and furniture. The steep slope of the plot descends toward
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 t
When Le Corbusier’s Unité d’Habitation (1947-52) was built, set against the undulating profile of the hills around Marseille, it stood tall and erect among a scattering of suburban houses and low-rise apartments. The assertive verticality of this blo
In its year as European Capital of Culture, Marseille’s urban redevelopment projects have aligned with the construction of exceptional buildings.
The Marseilles Unité was a jolt for post-war Europe. Just as Picasso’s «Guemica» had shocked people during an era of violence and destruction, the Unité was an optimistic call for experimentation, an invocation of joie de vivre. According to Tzonis a