Jean Nouvel delivers local colour to Marseille's waterfront
November 14, 2018 - Marseille
French architectJean Nouvelhas completed an officeskyscraperin Marseille, with a concrete facade painted in 27 shades of red, white and blue in celebration of the port city's landscape.
The 135 metre-high tower, which is named La Marseillaise, is situated in Euroméditerranée, an emerging business district on Marseille's waterfront.
"Towers all over the world look too alike, they often appear interchangeable – they could exist anywhere," explained Nouvel.
"They rarely describe their city, they are tall but anonymous…. my tower is singular. Its ambition is to belong clearly to the dense Mediterranean sea air."
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