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MARSEILLE | The Marseillaise | 135m | 443ft | 31 fl | Com

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Architect: Ateliers Jean NOUVEL
Construction date: 12/2014 till end of 2017
31 floors / Office building

Short presentation of the project:


The “La Marseillaise” tower is a 31-story tower created by Jean Nouvel which has 35,000m2 of office space confirming to international normas. The tower is part of an ensemble called the ARENC QUAYS of 4 buildings, including 3 high-rises, for a total of 93 000 sqm, with prestigious architectural signatures. It will offer a new generation of offices with a high standard of national and international environmental certification, luxury residences, and retail. Located in the heart of the Euromediterranee redevelopment area (South Europe biggest regeneration project), Les Quais d’Arenc will open the metropolitan area of Marseilles to a new skyline of the City.
Initiated by the real estate group Constructa, the new office tower of the Ateliers Jean Nouvel will soon rise in the Joliette/Arenc quarter part of the EUROMEDITERRANEE project (one’s of Europe biggest redevelopment project). Yesterday night was the inauguration of the construction site.

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Yesterday night:

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Are there construction photos?
This was a few weeks ago:

2 more renders:

Quais d'Arenc by night:

Another view of the tower, with a global view of the future Arenc district :

Judging from the photos they haven't even started prep works yet. I'll move this thread for now.
Judging from the photos they haven't even started prep works yet. I'll move this thread for now.
Construction officially started on the 17th of December (2 days ago), the site has been prepped since a couple of years already (the whole site was prepped when the first building of the complex -the mid-rise on the first photo of post #4- was built) and the offices are already rented out. I think that it's safe to say that it is way beyond "proposed highrises"
Here are a few shots to illustrate Aurelien's post:

(photos were taken a few months ago)

@ Ni3lS:
Could you kindly move back this thread to the highrise U/C section?
Thank you.
I understand, but this is how we have been doing it in the WDN forums for years now:

Basically it goes in this order:

Pre-planning = Project is still in the design and consultation phase
Pro = Project has been submitted for planning permission
App = Project has been approved
Demo = Demolition underway on site
Prep = Site clearance/excavation/piling/foundations
U/C = Core and superstructure rising
T/O = Topped out, the tower has reached its maximum height
Com = Internally and externally complete.
So unless you can provide pictures of the actual tower plot that is U/C (or point it out in the pictures above), I will not move it. It's about the tower, not the mall or whatever is included in the project. I have to repeat this over and over again. We want these forums to remain factual and objective. There have been too many examples of projects where we have been watching the construction of a 3 story mall and the tower started 5 years later or never started because of financial problems.
At this point, since everything is ready, things will be moving pretty quickly now. Hopefully, we'll be able to move it to U/C soon.

Until then, thank you for keeping things neat in the forum and forgive our excitement.
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Sounds good to me too!
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Thanks for understanding guys. May aim is not to ruin your excitement or what so ever, although I may come across as a bit strict ;)
Another neat design by Nouvel. :)

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Last week:

The crane has been assembled and culminate to 100m (300 ft). It will be raise later during the building. Picture has been taken from webcam of another project u/c "le parc habité".
Link :
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