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Vieux Port Pavilion / Foster + Partners, Photos by Edmund Sumner

Located at the mouth of Marseille’s World Heritage-listed harbor, the Vieux Port Pavilion, designed by Foster + Partners, provides a new sheltered events space on the eastern edge of the port. Bringing new focus to the city, these photographs by Edmund Sumner demonstrate the stainless steel canopy's ability to amplify and reflect the surrounding movement of the harbor, creating a spectacle that encourages pedestrians to linger. Since its opening early this year, the project is truly an invitation to the people of Marseille to enjoy and use this grand space for events, markets and celebrations once again. A complete gallery of Sumner's images can be viewed after the break.

Cite:Alison Furuto. "Vieux Port Pavilion / Foster + Partners, Photos by Edmund Sumner" 20 May 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <>