Around the Pavillon Noir

From the latest realizations of the biggest names in contemporary international architecture, all the way back to Fernand Pouillon's early efforts, this tour presents almost a century of architectural forms in the span of a few metres. This stroll will lead you through the Sextius Zone d’Aménagement Concerté (joint development area), one of Europe's most important urban projects of the last 20 years, then down to the end of the Cours Mirabeau..

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Annexce des Archives Départementales

Annexe des Archives Départementales

A stone pelted with pebbles

That is how the architect himself describes the surprising appearance of this imposing stone rectangle, dotted with seemingly-random openings of all sizes. The clever geometric double façade hides seven kilometers of archival stacks across 3,600 square meters split into four levels. The ground level podium on Avenue Georges-Pompidou contains the utility areas. The top two floors are dedicated to archive conservation. The intermediary level is split between offices and public areas. The latter contain a space for temporary exhibitions and conferences, a visitor centre (for groups of students, for example) and a reading room featuring over 40 workstations.
Architect :
Jean-Michel Battesti
Year: 2005
Type: équipement
Adress :
25 allée de Philadelphie, Aix en Provence
Géolocalisation google 43.297292,5.361493