• Marseille, Old-port

    Marseille Old Port

    Category
    ,
    Location
    France
    Client
    Communauté Urbaine Marseille Provence Métropole
    Architect(s)
    Architectes, Foster + Partners & Tangram
    Landscape Designer(s)
    Michel Desvigne
    Year
    2013
    Awards
    European Prize for Urban Public Space - 2014
    Description

    Urban planning of Marseilles city center, including the semi-pedestrian scheme for the Old Port. The lighting design of the Old Port tells the story of a privileged dialogue between the sea and the city of Marseilles.

    Needle-shaped candelabras, varying in height, signal the space that link the Port to the Canebière. These columns are equipped with a light “bark” that vibrates to the rhythm of the Mediterranean, diffusing an abstract light-substance.

Photos : © Xavier Boymond