The requalification of the Docks of Marseille by the architectural studio 5+1AA by Alfonso Femia and Gianluca Peluffo, is nothing short of amazing!
The project started in 2013 and was completed in 2015, involving the re-design of the space of the Docks, historic buildings in the heart of the business district of Marseille.
The design of the studio focused on redesigning the area on the ground floor and basement levels of the Docks, creating a structure distinguished by an open and articulated system that extends to the sea.
An important fact was the desire to intervene considering the specificity of the city of Marseille in his relationship with the Docks, the city, the sea and the people.
With the project there were four inner courtyards of the structure that were re-defined to see the presence of commercial areas, cultural areas, and open spaces that extend from inside the building to the two outer squares and adjacent streets.
The Port, the Village and the Market are three themes that have inspired and characterized the creation of new spaces.
What I find extremely interesting about this project, are the aesthetics that binds perfectly to the concept that the studio 5 +1 AA wanted to follow and communicate, which I love.
I like how these courtyards were spectacularly renovated, with amazing heights and the aesthetics of the external façade of the main building.