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CMA CGM Headquarters- Marseille, France

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Building: CMA CGM Headquarters
Location: Marseille, France
Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
Structural: Ove Arup & Partners 
Completed: 2010
Area: 94,000 m^2
Facade: Ove Arup & Partners

AE Interests: The building is divided into two parts: the main tower, and the annex which is connected by a curved glass footbridge as an extension of the tower’s exterior. The tower’s structural columns define and are enclosed within, a double facade system that reflects these centripetal vectors, generating a dynamic symbiosis between a fixed structural core of this Head Office and its peripheral array of columns. The annex houses necessary all equipment for the tower to function such as IT equipment, generators, cooling units, boiler rooms, and technical installations.

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Written by Tomas Garcia

May 12, 2020 at 2:32 pm

Posted in Built

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