A series of new cultural venues has sprung up along the waterfront in Marseille, including the contemporary art centre by Kengo Kuma we featured yesterday and a mirrored pavilion by Foster + Partners (+ slideshow).
As this year's European Capital of Culture, the coastal city in southern France has recently seen heavy investment in public buildings and temporary event spaces along its harbour.
The first we featured was an events pavilion by British architects Foster + Partners that reflects visitors walking beneath its polished steel canopy.
More recently, Japanese designer Kengo Kuma completed the FRAC Marseille arts centre for the Provence Alpes Cotes d'Azur region with a chequered glass facade.
Also completed this year is the filigree-clad Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations (MuCEM) by architect Rudy Ricciotti, which connects to a seventeenth-century fort across the water via a long thin bridge.
An archive and research centre with a cantilevered exhibition floor and an underwater conference suite by Boeri Studio is located just down the promenade.
Elsewhere in the city, the rooftop of Le Corbusier's Cité Radieuse housing block was opened as a contemporary art space as part of the celebrations.
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- Faculty of Business Studies of Mondrag…on University by Hoz Fontan Arquitectos
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