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Monument, Symbol and Urban link Renovation of Les Docks

5+1AA Alfonso Femia Gianluca Peluffo

Europa | Marsiglia

How to describe an intense, complicated project like the one just completed at Les Docks in Marseille, one of the largest buildings in France recently completely renovated for new use by the painstaking, knowledgeable intervention of architect practice 5+1AA? Simple: with a letter.

 

Giorgio Tartaro rights to Alfonso Femia

 

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Dear Alfonso,

You asked me to assess, even harshly, an important piece of your personal and professional lives. I’ll answer with impressions, the way I usually do when trying to formulate what I think; I let things flow - a flow of consciousness, understanding and acknowledgement.

The first thing that comes to mind. Others follow.

The archetypal letter.

 

Act One

Status quo ante

Went by car from the MuCEM, the...

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