Hotel du Departement

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Will Alsop (architect)
ca. 1989
Europe->France->Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur->Marseilles
This technical and architectural feat, is due to an Englishman, William Alsop, laureate of the competition of architects launched in 1989 by the General Council with the aim of regrouping on a single site the services of the institution by creating a modern administrative city. But beyond that, the project of William Alsop gave birth to an avant-garde construction which, more than 20 years later, still challenges by its shape and its blue color in reference to the sea. Commonly called "Blue Vessel", the project conceived by William Alsop is indeed designed from the outset as a structure intended to be seen, located on a place of convergences of the transport networks of the department. To the point of being today a visual landmark of the Phocaean city.
1990s (1990 - 1999)