POPULAR TODAY ARCHITECTURE

tramoni extends hangar J1 in marseille
original content
jun 23, 2013
tramoni extends hangar J1 in marseille


‘habiter le port : Marseille retrouve la mer’ by orsini alicia, de rocca serra michel, tramoni, marseille, france
image © tramoni

 

 

 

in the conversation of urban sprawl, reflections on the city evolve and the search for exploitable remnants of land remains at the heart of the debate. the city of marseille has always been a city facing the sea and the port plays a major role in the history of the city, with the gold coast standing as one of the busiest areas. the extension to hangar J1 adds a new urban layer to the fabric of the metropolis, building a city on the city. in the context of conquest, ‘hangar port J1′ designed by the team of orsini alicia, de rocca serra michel, tramoni possesses a rich potential due to its location, history, and dimensions. in fact, this advanced sea of more than 250 meters long built in 1939 was intended to house the commercial marine and transportation practices, which still maintains active service today apart from the heritage museum on the top two floors, a powerful program that is not only preserving history but actively functioning to contribute to the very city it presents.

J1  consists today of a post and beam structure of reinforced concrete on the ground floor and first floor, and metal studs on the second floor supporting large steel trusses. the construction system of the extension is to use the existing structure and coming on stream. indeed, each cell housing is made of a metal freestanding structure consisting of a multitude of shapes creating interconnected gates like a marine structure, whose elements slip between the existing steel trusses. steel allows the project to develop a lightweight structure for minimum disruption to the existing charges. its use in the structural system and assemblies allow the disassembly of elements. the project was intended to reflect the industrial aspects, where the modular interventions act as freestanding structures that can be inserted or removed without disrupting the existing construction.

 

 


bird’s eye view
image © tramoni

 

 


interior structure and space
image © tramoni

 

 


existing quay

 

 


floor plan / level 0


conceptual diagram


structure

 


functional diagram

comments policy
LOG IN VIA
login with designboom
designboom's comment policy guidelines
generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

- please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
- please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
- please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
- please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
- please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
(there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
the best 100-200 entries too.)

a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

product library