OLD PORT OF MARSEILLE

Our light installation in the Old Port of Marseille is adapted to the stripped-down minimalism, combining visual comfort with elegant object design.

 

Our 24-meter high masts - created for the occasion - signal a large public space, located on the rift of the city of Marseille and the Mediterranean Sea, which seems to find its end or beginning there. They represent the backdrop of a vast pedestrian area, introducing the redevelopment of Marseille’s city centre.

 

The quantity of these lampposts has been reduced as much as possible in order to give more urban flexibility. They seem to disappear into the sky. A luminous vertical bark vibrates at the level of the passers-by.

 

In the bay like formation, the pontoons float on a cushion of blue light.

PROJECT TYPE

Urban project

INTERVENTION

Urban planning

SCHEDULE

2014

CLIENT

Urban Community of Marseille

STATUS

Completed

LOCATION

Marseille (FR)

SURFACE AREA

-

LIGHTING DESIGN

Yann Kersalé, KER YAN
BOA

PROJECT TEAM

Michel Desvigne, Tangram, Foster+Partners
35 000 000€

CONSTRUCTION COST

OLD PORT OF MARSEILLE

Our light installation in the Old Port of Marseille is adapted to the stripped-down minimalism, combining visual comfort with elegant object design.

 

Our 24-meter high masts - created for the occasion - signal a large public space, located on the rift of the city of Marseille and the Mediterranean Sea, which seems to find its end or beginning there. They represent the backdrop of a vast pedestrian area, introducing the redevelopment of Marseille’s city centre.

 

The quantity of these lampposts has been reduced as much as possible in order to give more urban flexibility. They seem to disappear into the sky. A luminous vertical bark vibrates at the level of the passers-by.

 

In the bay like formation, the pontoons float on a cushion of blue light.

PROJECT TYPE

Urban project

INTERVENTION

Urban planning

SCHEDULE

2014

CLIENT

Urban Community of Marseille

STATUS

Completed

LOCATION

Marseille (FR)

SURFACE AREA

-

LIGHTING DESIGN

Yann Kersalé, KER YAN
BOA

PROJECT TEAM

Michel Desvigne, Tangram, Foster+Partners

CONSTRUCTION COST

35 000 000€