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Coeur Mediterranée / Jean Paul Viguier Architecture

  • 01:00 - 2 December, 2010
Coeur Mediterranée / Jean Paul Viguier Architecture
Coeur Mediterranée / Jean Paul Viguier Architecture, © Philippe Ruault
© Philippe Ruault

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Marseille, France
  • Project Leader

    Edwige Caumont
  • Associate Architects

    Atelier 9
  • Landscape

    Alep
  • Project Manager

    Andres Larrain
  • Structure Consultant

    SETOR
  • Safety Consultant

    Cabinet Casso
  • Technical Inspection

    SOCOTEC
  • Coordinator

    Euro Pacte
  • Area

    21000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

From the architect. Situated in ‘la Joliette’, between the docks and l’avenue de Dunkerque, the project is the first building in a new generation of buildings, which undertake the renewal of the ‘Euro Méditerranée’ district.

© Philippe Ruault
© Philippe Ruault

The Coeur Méditerranée building is organised round a U-shaped plan and consists of an Ibis Hotel to the south wing, a Suite Hotel to the north wing, office and commercial space on the ground floor and an underground parking providing 387 parking spaces. The building skin is wrapped around the face of the building like a continuous ribbon, which is pierced on the south facing facades by a trapezoidal motif that evokes the maritime character of the town. The north facing facades are for the most part glazed and each bedroom contains a covered loggia with a sea view. A large covered entrance links l’avenue de Dunkerque with an internal garden and allows pedestrians to freely cross the building to go down to the Docks behind. This edifice, with its pure lines is characterised by the smooth white of the concrete and the softness of its material.

© Philippe Ruault
© Philippe Ruault

Its architecture assumes the new direction sought by the town of Marseille with regards to sustainable materials and environmental architecture.

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dave · December 04, 2010

looks like the copenhagen BELLA SKY towers by 3XN in oerestad!

Holcim Awards · December 04, 2010

They mention this is a new direction in regards to sustainable materials and environmental architecture. It would be great to read more about the strategies they deployed.

A sustainable project like this would be an excellent submission to the Holcim Awards: http://on.fb.me/holcim-awards

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