- Architects In Charge: Alfonso Femia, Gianluca Peluffo, Simonetta Cenci, Nicola Spinetto
- Client: JPMorgan
- Appointed Contracting Authority: Constructa Urban Systems
- Economy Control Office: R2M
- Building Control Officer: Bureau Veritas
- Enterprise: DUMEZ, Vinci
- Project Director: Nicola Spinetto
- Project Leader: Sara Traverso
- Design Team: Alfonso Femia, Gianluca Peluffo, Simonetta Cenci, Sara Gottardo, Nicola Spinetto, Sara Traverso, Fanélie Pardon, Valeria Parodi, Sara Massa, Luca Bonsignorio, Carola Picasso, Lorenza Barabino.
- Collaborators: Alessandro Bellus, Francesco Busto, Suzanne Jubert, Etienne Bourdais, Gabriele Filippi, M. Cristina Giordani, Valentina Grimaldi, Roberto Mancini, Aude Rasson, Giulia Tubelli.
- Artist: Danilo Trogu
- City: Marseille
- Country: France
Text description provided by the architects. The Marseilles Docks as a place of reflexion and meeting between territory and city, past and future, users and inhabitants of the place. The Marseilles Docks as a place of architecture which is an answer to a specific context: an intervention on sensitivity and place specificity, Marseilles in relation to the Docks, the city and the sea. An intervention on the Docks ground level to create an opened system connected to penetration, transparencies and new relations extending to the sea. An intervention on people flow to give different intensities to the place.
We have been particularly attentive to how things are perceived, visual apertures, pathways and other features: light to create original atmospheres, the sun and wind as architectural/energy devices.
Reveal the beauty of a place so that it can be shared.
Reveal the beauty of a place so that it can be shared. The redevelopment of Marseilles docks will re-establish bonds between the site and city, users and local inhabitants. The architecture is a carefully targeted response to a very specific setting: the project weaves relations between the docks, city and seaside; the site of the old structure will become an open system extending to the sea through penetrations, transparencies and new relations; the arrangement of the internal courtyards is designed in relation to the various flows and their intensity with respect to the various locations. We have been particularly attentive to how things are perceived, visual apertures, pathways and other features: light to create original atmospheres, the sun and wind as architectural/energy devices.