The new Marseille airport

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The new Marseille airport

Foster + Partners has won a competition to extend Marseille airport, southern Provence, France. The project will allow the hub to serve up to 12 million passengers a year.

A move to promote technological development by 2046. By linking all the buildings on the site, the new expansion is the ’missing piece’ of Richard Rogers’ 1992 extension. "Marseilles Airport has grown extensively and progressively over the last 60 years," says Grant Brooker, Foster + Partner, responsible for the study. "Our goal is to design a generous pavilion that connects all parts of existing buildings, streamlining the flow of people and creating a new door to the region."

The first phase of the project involves the creation of a new "coeur", or "heart", which rationalizes the sequences of arrival and departure within a single building. This takes the form of a 22-meter high-rise glass room featuring a continuous grid of glass skylights. "Stainless steel coated, skylights behave like giant lanterns, bringing natural light and deep air into the building."

All outgoing passengers go through the first-level security check before going through a large multimedia screen. From this point, travelers encounter a large area populated by shops, restaurants and lounge areas. The second phase of the project will include an additional deck with 12 deck decks, which will be predominantly prefabricated and erected according to a fast track program.


The new Marseille airport
The new Marseille airport
The new Marseille airport
The new Marseille airport
The new Marseille airport
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