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The Pavilion of the Vieux-Port in Marseilles, visit

Practical Information

Date :
From Monday, April 1 2019 to Tuesday, December 31 2019

Category :
Leisure & Discovery

Theme :
Architecture

Interest :
Tourism

Field :
Walk

Address :
Ombrière du Vieux Port
quai du Port
13001, Marseille

FRANCE


Website :
http://www.mp2013.fr

Mood : To take a stroll

Description

Mirror on the port.

After ten months of work, the "Ombrière" was unveiled in the Vieux-Port of Marseilles. A shimmering metal plate supported by slender posts, this new pavilionfor the old port was designed by British architect Norman Foster (Millau Viaduct, City of London's Gherkin, London Millennium Bridge, The Reichstag Dome in Berlin etc.). The construction was officially opened in April 2013 during the year of "Marseilles-Provence", when Marseille was European capital of culture.

This remarkable contemporary architectural construct built in stainless steel acts as a mirror for those standing beneath it. Thus, it not only protects the groups waiting for ferry boats from rain or sun, but also provides a unique and playful setting for unusual and spectacular photos. 

Practical Information

Date :
From Monday, April 1 2019 to Tuesday, December 31 2019

Category :
Leisure & Discovery

Theme :
Architecture

Interest :
Tourism

Field :
Walk

Address :
Ombrière du Vieux Port
quai du Port
13001, Marseille

FRANCE



Website :
http://www.mp2013.fr

Mood : To take a stroll