Imagine the productive Mediterranean neighbourhood
Site Location City of Marseille, La Cabucelle neighbourhood
Project Scales XL/S - territory / architecture + context
Site Family CHANGING METABOLISM - Multiplying and connecting agencies
Post-competition phase Urban and architectural feasibility study, mastery of urban and architectural work to initiate with operational partners
How Can the Site Contribute to the Productive City?
The Cabucelle reveals a mixed urban fabric that has been inherited from the port-industrial development of Marseille during the 19th and 20th centuries. This suburb district proves to be a true patchwork in which housing, offices, workshops, warehouses mingle together with various abandoned or serioulsy degraded parcels but also with more peaceful areas. Located in an important sector for metropolitan economic development (GPMM, Euroméditerrannée expansion, ZA Arnavants, ZFU...), the economic identity of the site remains dominated by unclear small logistical and handcraft activities. Which synergies can be identified between housing and economic activities, between functions and uses, between suburb districts and city centre districts ? Which diversities and vocations of the Cabucelle could be used to make it a resilient and welcoming urban space ?