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Marseille’s Architecture School Extension / PAN Architecture

  • Architects: PAN Architecture
  • Location: Kedge Business School - Campus Luminy, Rue Antoine Bourdelle, 13009 Marseille, France
  • Architects In Charge: Jean-Luc Fugier, Mathieu Barbier Bouvet
  • Area: 450.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Luc Boegli

© Luc Boegli © Luc Boegli © Luc Boegli © Luc Boegli

Shop and Exhibition Space in Marseille / Atelier M3a Architectes

  • Architects: Atelier M3a Architectes
  • Location: 5 Place de la Corderie Henry Bergasse, 13006 Marseille, France
  • Architect In Charge: Caroline Ménager + Mathieu Ménager
  • Area: 100.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Patricia Giudicelli

© Patricia Giudicelli © Patricia Giudicelli © Patricia Giudicelli © Patricia Giudicelli

Video: French Cities Come to Life in Mayeul Akpovi's Time-Lapse Movies

These mesmerizing time-lapse videos by photographer Mayeul Akpovi allow you to see several French cities like never before. Combined with captivating soundtracks, the videos show the architecture of ParisMarseille and Lyon throughout the day with changing light and varying levels of activity. Above, Part I of Paris in Motion displays shots of clouds moving across the sky, reflections on the Le Grande LouvreLa Grande Arche. Check out the remaining six videos after the break.

Warehouse transformation into Visual Arts School / Matthieu Place + Thomas Raynaud

Courtesy of Thomas Raynaud
Courtesy of Thomas Raynaud

Courtesy of Thomas Raynaud Courtesy of Thomas Raynaud Courtesy of Thomas Raynaud Courtesy of Thomas Raynaud

Le Coiffeur / Margaux Keller Design Studio + Bertrand Guillon Architecture

© Margaux Keller Design Studio © Margaux Keller Design Studio © Margaux Keller Design Studio © Margaux Keller Design Studio

Results of the 2014 European Prize for Urban Public Space

The results of the 2014 European Prize for Urban Public Space have been announced. The prize organized by the Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB) rewards both the designers and the facilitators (such as councils or community groups) that have contributed to the best urban interventions of the year. The award is given for ingenuity and social impact, regardless of the scale of intervention, meaning that small, relatively unknown practices can rub shoulders with some of the best-known practices in Europe.

See the 2 Joint Winners and 4 Special Mentions after the break

La Lira Theatre / RCR Arquitectes. Image Courtesy of RCR Arquitectes + PUIGCORBÉ arquitectes Masterplan for Marseille’s Vieux Port / Foster + Parners. Image Courtesy of CCCB Islamic Cemetery in Altach / Bernardo Bader Architects. Image © Adolf Bereuter The Braided Valley / Grupo Aranea. Image © Jesus Granada

The Marseille History Museum / Carta Associés

  • Architects: Carta Associés
  • Location: Musée d'Histoire, Square Belsunce, 2 Rue Henri Barbusse, 13001 Marseille, France
  • Architect In Charge: Roland Carta
  • Museography: Studio Adeline Rispal
  • Contractor: Léon Grosse
  • Area: 6300.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Carta Associés / Studio Adeline Rispal - photo Serge Demailly

© Carta Associés / Studio Adeline Rispal - photo Serge Demailly © Carta Associés / Studio Adeline Rispal - photo Serge Demailly © Carta Associés / Studio Adeline Rispal - photo Serge Demailly © Carta Associés / Studio Adeline Rispal - photo Serge Demailly

The House of Chutes-Lavie / Damien Fluchaire & Julien Cogne

  • Architects: Damien Fluchaire & Julien Cogne
  • Location: Marseille, France
  • Architect In Charge: Damien Fluchaire, Julien Cogne
  • Engineering Firm: Auxitec BET
  • Area: 835.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Courtesy of FDC-Studio , D. Fluchaire, P. Terraz , A.Ravix

Courtesy of FDC-Studio © D. Fluchaire © P. Terraz Courtesy of FDC-Studio

Le Corbusier and Brutalism Exhibition

Opening October 11th to mark the re-opening of the J1 Maritime Hangar, Marseille-Provence 2013, European Capital of Culture, is presenting the Le Corbusier and Brutalism Exhibition in celebration of one of the most esteemed architects of the 20th century. The exhibition emphasizes the different facets of this unique artist-architect who along with his design work also pursued drawing, urbanism, painting, and sculpture.

Curated by Jacques Sbriglio, the renowned Marseille architect and realized in collaboration with the Fondation Le Corbusier, Le Corbusier and Brutalism covers the period from 1935 to 1965. It presents more than 250 of the architect’s works: 133 original blueprints, 54 drawings and sketches, 33 paintings, 14 sculptures, 10 enamels, 4 tapestries, and 19 architectural models, as well as close to 100 photographs taken at Le Corbusier’s building sites. The exhibition ends December 22. For more information, please visit here.

AD Classics: Ville Radieuse / Le Corbusier

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Ville Radieuse (The Radiant City) is an unrealized urban masterplan by Le Corbusier, first presented in 1924 and published in a book of the same name in 1933. Designed to contain effective means of transportation, as well as an abundance of green space and sunlight, Le Corbusier’s city of the future would not only provide residents with a better lifestyle, but would contribute to creating a better society. Though radical, strict and nearly totalitarian in its order, symmetry and standardization, Le Corbusier’s proposed principles had an extensive influence on modern urban planning and led to the development of new high-density housing typologies.

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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.

Le Corbusier's Cité Radieuse Rooftop to Host Contemporary Art Center

When the gym and solarium on the 20-century’s most famous rooftop terrace - elevated 18-stories above Le Corbusier’s Cité Radieuse - went up for sale in 2010, French designer Ito Morabito of Ora-ïto immediately jumped on the opportunity and purchased the space. With the support of the Foundation Le Corbusier, Ora-ïto initiated a campaign to restore the 1950‘s structure to its original state, by removing an addition that blocked the spaces 360-degree views of the city, and transform it into a contemporary art center, named the MAMO for “Marseille Modulor” - as a nod to New York’s MOMA.

Zaha Hadid Architects' First Built Tower: CMA CGM Headquarters

Zaha Hadid Architects’ first built tower, the CMA CGM Headquarters in Marseille, France, is most immediately notable for its vertical form.

As the stunning images from Hufton + Crow show, the tower’s disparate volumes (generated from gradual centripetal vectors) gently converge towards each other and then bend apart to create an elegant "metallic curving arc that slowly lifts and accelerates skywards into [...a] dramatic vertical geometry.”

Read More about CMA CGM Headquarters, after the break...

© Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow

Vieux Port Pavilion / Foster + Partners

Saturday in Marseille, France, pedestrians and city officials joined Foster + Partners to celebrate the completion of the Vieux Port Pavilion at the mouth of Marseille’s World Heritage-listed harbor. Minimal, yet effective, this “discreet” intervention provides a new sheltered events space on the eastern edge of the port. With six slender pillars supporting its razor-thin profile, the polished 46 by 22 meter stainless steel canopy amplifies and reflects the surrounding movement, creating a spectacle that encourages pedestrians to linger. 

More on Foster’s Vieux Port Pavilion after the break...

Proposal for an Urban Itinerary / Comac Architects

The proposal for an urban itinerary, designed by Comac Architects, presents an urban path to extend “Marseilles 2013″ European Capital of Culture throughout the entire city. A total of 13 key-districts will be connected by the path and interspersed with urban pavilions, each focused on a famous artist from Marseilles. Each unit will offer a certain perspective of Marseilles, and will offer tourists a new way to discover our city and its emblematic districts. More images and architects’ description after the break.