PietriArchitectes : La Barquière

In Marseille (9e), the Barquière project conceived by the agency PietriArchitectes, has all the dream seaside residence: vast green terrain, pure and immaculate lines, large balconies ... What to live like on holiday 365 days a year!

It is a bit of an abstract portrait of the Phocaean city that PietriArchitects offers with the Barquière, a welcoming building in all 62 housing units. How, indeed, do not see a tribute to the stage Velodrome in its sparkling whiteness? A wink at the foam of the waves breaking at the foot of the Old Port in its elegant curves?

Located on a vast square and green ground practically inconstructed - a rarity in Marseille -, the volume adopts an L-shaped plan, dictated by the shape of the wooded and classified site, as well as by the presence of an old building of the eighteenth century that the Owners of the parcel absolutely wanted to keep it. Inspired by the duality inherent in the juxtaposition of this house and their own realization, the architects imagined two different faces for the Barquière. Thus, the north facade, "Rectilinear and angular, is dressed in a white faceted mosaic. A way to play with the light that reflects differently on ceramics over the seasons "explain the designers. As for the south facade, the latter on the contrary displays many curves, valued by the railings balconies made of immaculate and perforated metal, a material conducive to shadows. From these choices results a streamlined project, simple but changing and subtle. Like Marseille, in short ...

Project title : La Barquière
City, Country: Marseille (9e)
Owner: construction
Mastery of work : PietriArchitectes
Area : 3 737 m2
Cost of works: 6 100 000 € HT
Calendar : November delivery 2016

Photographs: DR

The project is selected for les ArchiDesignclub Awards 2018 in Housing category - Large collective

To learn more, visit ArchiDesignclub the Awards site et by PietriArchitectes 

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    Architectural majesty that rises between sky and pines in the heart of a classified wooded park

    à 119 Boulevard Périer, 13008 Marseille, France

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