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Location: France

September 29, 2014 /

Vieux Port Pavilion
Norman Foster & Partners
Marseille, France

The transformation of Marseille’s Vieux Port, by Foster + Partners, was one of a series of projects completed in time for the city’s inauguration as European Capital of Culture in 2013.

MuCEM (Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations) by Rudy Ricciotti Architecte in Marseille, France. Photo @ Lisa Ricciotti
February 10, 2014 /

MuCEM (Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations)
Rudy Ricciotti Architecte
Marseille, France

This parallelepiped rectangle, covered by a lace mantilla, represents a strong architectural sign in the city forming a bridge between the Mediterranean and Europe.

Musée Louvre-Lens by SANAA in Lens, France. Exterior by night.
Musée Louvre-Lens. Image courtesy Julien Lanoo
May 16, 2013 /

Musée Louvre-Lens
Lens, France

The new expansion of the Louvre in Lens is 360 meters of steel and glass unfolding on top of an old coal mine and expected to attract 500.000 visitors each year. It is a museum that aims at educating visitors in how to look at art and on top of that revitalize the post-industrial town Lens in France.

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