Architect : Zaha HADID

Project details

  • Reference : 2006-071
  • Project manager(s) : Gontran DUFOUR
  • Previous project manager(s) : Nathalie SIMONNEAU
  • Expertises : Maintenance - Prototypes & testing
  • Client : CMA CGM
  • Facade surface : 40,000 m²
  • Facade budget : 48,000,000.00 €
  • Localisation : Marseille
  • Programme : Office
  • Work : New building

The tower is composed of a reflective double-skin facade and a simple black skin with complex geometry (inclined and curved) implemented by panels. A covered bridge connects the tower to an annex building. This secondary volume follows the same facade logic but as a single skin facade. The roof, considered as a fifth façade is entirely covered by glazed glass panels. Many features were studied, including the maintenance and security (fire) issues.