From MuCem to the Old Port

Between Marseille's new architectural symbol and the Vieux-Port, follow us on a trip through 2,600 years of the city's history. Beyond the MuCEM, this walk presents a compendium of the second half of 20th-century architecture, which was marked by a period of post-war reconstruction.

parcours MuCEM / vieux port Musée des civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée Rowing Club Opération de la Tourette L'immeuble façade du Vieux-Port La maison Diamantée Extension de l'Hotel de Ville de Marseille La résidence du Vieux-Port Réaménagement du vieux-Port
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Le Rowing Club

The Rowing Club

At the end of the Old Port, a brutalist haven

The Rowling Club is a perfect illustration of brutalist architecture. Indeed, we find obvious references to Louis Kahn and Le Corbusier: the underlying post-and-beam structure showing through the façade, the poured raw concrete with its coffer imprints, the brick in-fill. But the soul of the building remains resolutely Southern: the concrete is bright white, the brick is assertive and bright, the openings and exterior spaces are protected from the sun by the floor slab poking out here and there. The main façade also faces the sea – a logical choice for a building dedicated to a rowing club!

The building was classified Patrimoine du XXème Siècle (the French “20th Century Heritage” designation).
Architect :
Raymond Perrachon - Atelier Delta
Year : 1967
Type : Sport
Address : 34, Boulevard Charles Livon
13007 Marseille
Géolocalisation google 43.297292,5.361493