The port of Marseille has launched 28 June 2017, a call to an international project for one of its halls emblematic, the J1. The issue is size since it is valuing this immense building of 25.000 m2 and imagine its relationship with the city. Discovery.
Located not far from the place de la Joliette and the Mucem, J1 is the only building built in the 1920s to be still standing. While the other three have been demolished, the latter was eventually retained. Today, it hosts the files of embarkation for ferries in the direction of Algeria, a part of the international marina and an institute for training in trades port. While a project of reorganization of the terminals of international passengers is in progress, transferring the activities of travelers at an international level in the future terminal in Cape town Janet on the horizon 2020-2021, the port of Marseille has decided to launch an appeal for international project to “frame the mutation in the long term from day 1, “said Christine Cabau, Chair of the management board, Port of Marseille-Fos, 28 June 2017 during a press conference.
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Press conference for launch of the call for project for the J1 in the Port of Marseille-Fos. From left to right : Christine Cabau, Chair of the board of the Port of Marseille-Fos, Jean-Marc Forneri, chairman of the supervisory Board of the Port of Marseille-Fos and Jean-Claude Gaudin, Senator-mayor of Marseille, on June 28, 2017. © S. O. to Batiactu
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The issue is size since it is a “renovation of the whole” of the hall J1 and its surroundings. A large-scale project for a building with impressive dimensions : 250 metres long, 23 metres high and 25.000 m2 of surface distributed on 3 levels. “We want a prestigious project, innovative and plural, “said Christine Cabau stressing the importance of “propose a diversification of uses” while maintaining the “quality, heritage and marine site“. A project that will also contribute to “generate new revenue for the portand its surroundings. “We expect a multi-business and multi-channels” insisted Christine Cabau saying,”we want the creation of an architectural identity strong“.
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