The Pyramides d'Argent ceremony, organised by the Provence federation of property developers, was held on 6 April at MJ1 in Marseille.
It was in this vast hangar, a symbol of the city’s industrial and port history, that over 650 guests gathered for an evening under the theme of “Reflections of the Future”. The projects presented for this year’s Pyramides d'Argent had to meet three criteria: build more, better and differently.
The judges unanimously selected one of Eiffage Immobilier Méditerranée’s flagship projects: the Univ’R Longchamp mixed urban use programme.
This operation by SAS ILOT CHANTERELLE, is located on Boulevard Flammarion in Marseille’s 1st Arrondissement, a few steps from the Palais Longchamp, the city’s art and natural history museum.
Erected on a block of land bequested by Abbé Fissiaux, the Œuvre de la Providence Foundation for the orphans of cholera – renamed the Children’s Home of the Dames de la Providence Foundation – had occupied the site since 1835.
The project was designed to continue its social role.
A home for children, a school, day care centre, university hall of residence and apartments will create an intergenerational environment at this mixed use site.
It will have several shared spaces, landscaped areas and vegetable gardens designed to create links between the residents and users.
Shops, services and other facilities on the street level of the buildings will provide additional onsite amenities.
The first occupants are expected to move in by the end of 2017, when work on the second stage has begun.
1.2 hectare site
10 Dames de la Providence Association rooms
117 rooms in the student residence with a caretaker’s lodge
45-place child care centre
4500 m2 of retail space in two separate areas
575 car parks
9000 m2 of open space
Over 100 trees