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Marseille, second largest city of France.
Here are the projects of Euromediterranée new business district of Marseille.



Euromediterranée aims to be one of the biggest CBD of South Europe. It is one of the biggest redevelopment project and urban planning operation in Europe. It is the biggest ever made in France since Paris La défense CBD.
All the following projects have been approved.

Map of the district (Euromediterranée :joliette/arenc and cité de la mediterranée).





EUROMEDITERRANEE: JOLIETTE/ARENC DISTRICT.

Tour CMA CGM -(also called French Line Tower)
Architect: ZAHA HADID
UC
Office
148 m.










Tour ICADE
Architect: Fabrice Drain
140m
Office
















SAS SUEDE Project:
130/120 m ; 100m; 80m.





3 skyscrapers and one midrise. Architects: Jean Nouvel, Jb Pietri, Y. Lion, and R. Carta.
Jean Nouvel will design a 120/130m tower which would be a mix between swiss re and agbar.
Still waiting for the renders.
Here is a joke of one of our forumer (tired of waiting for those renders!!)...:lol:



Residential tower: (architect Y. Lion)







Euromed Center
Architect: Massimiliano Fuksas
Offices, convention center, marriott hotel and Luc Besson movie theater complex.
















Coeur Med
Office, hotels
UC




Le Sextant:
Office
UC




ABD
Architect: Corinne Vezzoni
Done.





EUROMEDITERRANEE: CITE DE LA MEDITERRANEE DISTRICT






Parc Habité
The project has been approved but we still do not have the real renders. The following pictures will give you an idea of what is going to be this district.







MUCEM: National Museum
Architect: Rudy Ricciotti
2010














La Villa: (sort of villa medicis like in Rome for artists)
Architect: Stefano Boeri
2009






Le Silo:
Concert hall (exact same "concert arena" than the famous Olympia in Paris)












Les terrasses du port (sort of mall such as Mare nostrum in Barcelona, with a swimming pool, beach soccer/rugby/volley stadium capacity for 2000 persons, fireworks and water shows and of course restaurants, bars/clubs and shops).
2009/2010







Esplanade de la Cathédrale de la Major
Marseille's Cathedral








EUROMEDITERRANEE: RUE DE LA REPUBLIQUE DISTRICT (ex: Rue Impériale):









(Largest Haussmanian Street in the world, currently being renovated). A luxous cluster will be implemented there. This street will make the connection between Euromed (joliette arenc) with the "Vieux port" of Marseille.














EUROMEDITERRANEE: Saint Charles District

This district is part of euromediterranée. It holds Marseilles St charles railway station. Main station of Marseilles, St Charles is also one of France's biggest railway station and hub of TGV MED.

Espace Nedelec
Office + Hotels



St Charles Station extension





 

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Finally someone is starting a thread about the massive urban regeneration projects in Marseille. Mieux vaut tard que jamais !

A few statistics and background information about Marseille. It's true that the city proper is the second most populated in France with 820,900 inhabitants as of January 1, 2005, but it is only the fourth most populated metro area of France after Paris, Lille, and Lyon. At the 1999 census the Marseille metro area had 1,516,340 inhabitants, which is about the size of the Valencia metro area in Spain.

The city prospered in the 19th and 20th century as the gateway to the colonies, the main port linking the vast French colonial empire and metropolitan France. Marseille was a bit the Liverpool of France. As a legacy of this period, Marseille is now one of the most cosmopolitan and ethnically diverse cities in Europe. At the 1999 census, 21% of the city proper residents were people born outside of metropolitan France.

As Liverpool, Marseille suffered a lot after the loss of the colonies and especially after the oil shock of the 1970s, but it is now experiecing something of a revival after two decades of slow economic and population growth. The new center-right municipality, elected in 1995 after many decades of Socialist rule, has been trying to change the image of Marseille and make it more pro-business. These skyscrapers and regeneration projects are part of their strategy. A bit like what happened in the London docklands or in the old harbor of Barcelona, they are trying to turn derelict old docks into a vibrant business center catering to service industries.

It seems their strategy is beginning to pay off as the city of Marseille proper is for the first time in many years attracting new residents. Since the oil shock of the 1970s, people tended to leave the city and its messy reputation as a dirty, tax-heavy, crime-ridden place to move to the wealthier suburbs, but things are changing now. The population of the city proper has increased from 798,430 at the 1999 census to 820,900 inhabitants in 2005.

In 2003 the GDP of the metro area was 44.9 billion euros (US$50,8 billion), which is approx. one-third the size of the economy of Ireland, up from 30.8 billion euros in 1995. Marseille international airport, with 6,110,000 passengers in 2006, is the fifth busiest in France after Paris-CDG, Paris-Orly, Nice, and Lyon.

Finally, a few shots of the city. Marseille is a unique mix of Mediterranean Naples, Haussmannian Paris, and ritzy French Riviera. I've tried to show the difference faces of the city.











































 

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With the upgrades in other Mediterranean cities, it was up to Marseille to change its image and not lag behind, because while it's no Toulon, it still doesn't have a good reputation.

I personally like the towers, and what I like the most is that they are willing to plan them in a cluster, and not leave it up to the developers, otherwise will be a mess with a tower here and there, nothing really interesting. Now we can expect a nice bouillabaisse cluster :D
 

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cool redevelopment!

it might be nicer then La Défence as it has the sea :D
 

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Thank you (I'm "feeding this thread progressively ;))

Here are some shots of the ABD:

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Jean Nouvel Tower (sas suede project).

Unofficial render, (waiting for the official ones). Nouvel tower is the one on the left of the render.

 

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Marseille is clearly my second most favourite city in France. I just love its athmosphere. The thing is that it seems Marseille succeeded to devellop its specific identity. When you're in Marseille, you could be nowhere else.
 

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La VILLA

Architect: Stefano Boeri

Official Renders:

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Plus de précisions sur l'architecture de la villa:

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12/ And the last one:

 

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great development
 

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Thank you.

Here is an other render of "la cité de la mediterranée"

 

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Future skyline



Jean Nouvel project (still waiting for its confirmation).



Renders by volteface forumer.





Cma tower.



Some new renders of Euromed Center:



 
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