A stroll around the Frichee

This architectural tour is an opportunity to discover this former blue-collar neighbourhood, which was home to a number of the Seita tobacco factory's workers. These buildings come together to tell a story of two centuries of industrial architecture in the heart of Marseille. The transformation of these abandoned and disused buildings into a number of culture spaces gave birth to La Friche de la Belle de Mai. Tobacco, culture... and the military! The army has recently vacated several barracks in the area. These formerly-abandoned spaces offer new territories for city makers to conquer.

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Student Residences

A Fascination with Le Corbusier

Stilts, passageways, walk-through residences, apparent fire escape: this building is proof that fifty years on, Le Corbusier's Cité Radieuse continues to fascinate Marseille's architects and provide them with solutions to the challenges brought on by today's local architecture. Sadly, the surrounding environment reminds us that Le Corbusier's philosophical and technical innovations have been largely forgotten for the benefit of a feeble, tired neo-regionalist architecture.
Architect :
François Kern & Corinne Vezzoni
Year : 1996
Type : student housing
Address : 34 A, rue Loubon,
13003 Marseille
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