Mediterranean City



new harbour basin between the Fort Saint-Jean and the Mucem Esplanade of the J4 in front of the MUCEM During the Transhumances, Marseille European Cultural Capital of 2013  19th century blocks on the seafront - Boulevard du Littoral  toward the Major and the Fort St-Jean  Boulevard du Littoral  Facing the Silo d'Arenc, the new boulevard  

The “Mediterranean City” defines the coastline of the Euroméditerranée project within Marseille urban geography. The strength of the project lies in its capacity to organise and to improve the city-harbour relationship. In addition to bringing back together the city, the harbour and the sea, it demonstrates the interest of maintaining a cruise harbour within the city-centre as much for spacial situations than for economic exchange. The project focuses on the organisation of major public spaces (the Boulevard du Littoral (2,5km), the Pier J4, the Place de la Méditerranée…) as well as on the organisation of a mixed housing district – responding to qualitative criterion  in matter of construction and environment. The plan spreads over 200 ha. The Mediterranean City’s Joint Development Zone foresees the construction of 500 000 square meters over 60 ha operational.

The Ateliers Lion Associés – Ilex – Kern team design 16 ha of urban organisations.

2002 : Laureate of the definition study for the “Mediterranean City”

2006-2014 : Project management of public spaces.

Related Projects :

Quai d’Arenc, Marseille (Architecture), Block 3B, Marseille (Architecture), Joliette JDZ – Block M5, Marseille (Architecture).

Parc habité , Marseille (Urbanism)

Mediterranean city, Marseille (Landscape)





In progress

Établissement Public d'Aménagement Euroméditérranéen

Team & Collaborators

Ateliers Lion Associés (joint authorised representative), Ilex- landscapes and urbanism, Kern et associés - architecture and urbanism, Menighetti Programmation - Programmiste, Ingérop - BET


60 ha


58 M€ ex-Tax