The new office tower for CMA CGM in Marseille, France, is developed with a structural metal arc curve, which gently rises and then accelerates upward in a vertical geometry revolutionary ways, opening slightly. The arches take off the zero level by part, from various points in the base, seem to merge at one point and back up separse.
The key to the design of this building was defined as an icon for the city along with other existing buildings on it, as Major, the Basilica Notre Dame de la Garde, the Fort St. Jean, and the Chateau d’If.
Is also distinguished by its prominent location near the sea, where it perfectly outlines the silhouette.
Designed to be an icon for the city of Marseille in France.
Offices and parking
Client: CMA CGM
Covered Area: 64000 m²
Height: 33 floors / 147 m
Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
PROJECT DIRECTOR: Jim Heverin
ARCHITECT DESIGNER: Stephane Vallotton
PROJECT TEAM: Karim Muallem, Simone contast, Leonie Heinrich, Alvin Triestanto, Muriel Boselli, Eugene Leung, Bhushan Mantri, Jerome Michel, Nerea Feliz, Prashanth Sridharan, Birgit Eistert, Evelyn Gono, Marian Ripoll
CONTRIBUTORS: Jim Heverin, Simon Kim, Michele Pasca di Magliano, Viviana Muscettola
CONSULTANTS: PARTNER ARCHITECTS: SRA (Paris) – RTA (Marseille)
STRUCTURE: Ove Arup & Partners (London)
CRANE: Ove Arup & Partners (London), Robert-Jan Van Santen Associates (Lille)
DATE: 2005 / 2010
PHOTOGRAPHY: Photography © Werner Huthmaher Construction – Construction Photography © Hélène Binet.