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Les Docks Libres

France

The building Les Docks Libres is located in the 3rd district of Marseille. The fresco in Graphic Concrete on the building’s facade features the characteristic symbols of Marseille throughout its 2600 years of history, from the arrival of the Greeks to today. Because of its long and significant past, especially in terms of European culture, planning a remarkable building in the heart of Marseille was both a challenge and an opportunity. 

My priority was to provide the building with a narrative support that would be visible from afar and capable of anchoring the history of Marseille in a quarter that is in need of reference pointsI wanted to recreate something for the Marseille of today and tomorrow, to express the thousands of years of love, fear, submission, joy and reunion.

Roland Carta, Architect, Carta Associates Architects