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Reiseuni Report | Making Of European Architecture Dialogue
Reiseuni Report | Making Of European Architecture Dialogue

Vol:III Workshop Cluster • Marseille

V:III_9. Workshop Cluster • Marseille – France | Stéphane Hanrot
V:III_9.1 [MRS] WS2 [C2] Workshop Programme & Results "Architecture of Mobility"


Marseille | During the last decade, this Mediterranean metropolis has rapidly pursued a policy of interweaving the harbour and tourism economies, as well as the historical district with the 'banlieues', to purposefully reconcile the daily life of the inhabitants with the economic aorta of the city. In cooperation with the municipality and experts, a series of university workshops of ENSA Marseille serve to analyse and develop the qualities of the waterfront from an urban perspective and to propose connections between waterfront, urban infrastructure and transportation systems with pedestrian pathways. The project focuses one edge of Marseille, L'Estaque, to develop a neglected industrial and cultural heritage site.

Class-02: 05.01.2012-16.02.2012 Workshop 2 at Marseille [MRS]
Ècole nationale supérieure d' architecture ENSA-Marseille – 2012 with International Master's Programme A.S.G. / Reiseuni_lab, Module "Urban Strategies"
Professor's and Lecturers Team
Alexandre Chapuis
Prof. Dr. Stéphane Hanrot (responsible)
Prof. Remy Marciano
Raphaelle Segond
Prof. Pascal Urbain
in cooperation with colleagues, locals stakeholders and invited guest lecturers of different disciplines.

>>>Workshop of ENSA about the Topic

Topic of the Workshop "Architecture of Mobility"

Urban strategies: mobility and infrastructure, architecture, landscape, engineering, sustainable urban design, integrated design.

Mobility of car, train, bus, bicycle and pedestrians requires infrastructures. But they are usually designed from economical and technical points of view. This restriction causes violent injuries to towns and the countryside since one century. How to concern urban designers, architects and landscape architects to design infrastructures as cultural components of our living space?

We are going to work on the northern territory of Marseille called les Riaux, close to l'Estaque, North of Marseille. On the hills, the situation is amazing: protected from the wind (Mistral), facing south, there is a tremendous scenic view of Marseille. Estaque village is still there, as painted by Cezanne. The industrial port as well owns a large vacant wharf in between road and sea. Vacant because heavy industry passed out, exposing large polluted areas on the hills and under the sea. Moreover, the place is under the airport's noise protection zone. According to these constraints, it is not possible to build permanent housing. Only offices, activities, cultural buildings, research lab ... are allowed.

The city of Marseille designed a brief for urban design, focused on such activities dedicated to the sea. A group of students (Master2) had provided a diagnosis on the brief and on the site. Then, these students proposed urban scenarios for development. All this material will be the basis for an intensive urban design workshop during two weeks (weeks 1 and 2). This workshop will be a collective work, developed by mixed teams between you, Reiseuni students and ENSA-M's Master1 students.

During the workshop, site visits, conferences by specialists and lectures will be realized. The teams' tutors will be practitioners from the area of Marseille.

After this workshop, you will have a week for thinking (week 3), writing and sketching by yourself about the railway station created within the urban project of your own team. That will be the aim of your personal project to be designed up to the end of the six weeks period. A A4 booklet and one A0 panel will be required to present the design of the railway station.
Five ENSA-M professors will tutor you. During the whole period you will pay various visits to historical and contemporary Marseille, to interesting working sites and to architectural offices. Evaluation: average done between two marks: collective urban design (40%); personal architectural design (60%).

[Workshop Diary Pierre Broca:]


  • Physical modelling
  • Library
  • Copy and printing
  • WiFi


From 2012 January 5th to February 16 th


Week 0,5 Welcome and visits

Thursday 05/01/2012 9h - 18h

9h-Wellcome room 30, Visit of the school, 11h30 administrative Informations
12h30 - meal with the Dean and tutors
14h - Curriculum presentation 15h - 17h Tutors conferences - professionals and pedagogical production - 20 mnts each: Pascal Urbain - Raphaelle Segond - Remy Marciano - Alexandre Chapuis - Stéphane Hanrot 17h - 18h – discussion

Friday 06/01/2012 Organising room 30.

14h-19h S. Hanrot : Visit of the centre of Marseille. Appointment - metro station: Vieux port.
WORKSHOP S7 - Portes Urbaines du port n°3- ENSA-Marseille / GPMM - 2012

Week 1 Site and Brief Discovering - Design Orientations

Monday 9/01/2012 8h30 - 24h

9h - PRESENTATION AMPHI.PUGET 9h - 9h15 - Workshop opening - M. Riche 9h15 - 10h -Brief - S. Hanrot 10h - 10h45 - "the Port GPMM"- R. Vinson 11h - 12h - "Diagnostic and perspective" - AMO students 12 - 12h15 - Practical information - N. Fornari 12h15 - 12h30 Student teams and tutors presentation and matching
12h30 - 14h Tutors meal at school: pedagogical frame.
14h - R. Borruey "Une histoire du port".
15h30 - First meeting with Tutors / reading the brief / site visit preparation
17h - 18h30 - Square Tables by S9-Students
20h - 22h amphi Puget : Round Table "Seen from outside" J. Einechen + The Reiseuni Experience - Pierre Broca, Marie Tillet, Benoit Pastel

Thursday 10/01/2012 8h30 - 24h

Site visit by bus (exclusively because entering the port)
9h - Start from 'ENSA-M - Visit of the EAST basin, meeting with port engineers and technicians. Tutors are welcome
Personal pic-nick to be prepared
Following the site visit 18 h - Stops in town and back to ENSA-M

Wednesday 11/01/2012 8h30 - 24h

11h - 12h30 Square tables2 by S9-Students
AMPHI.PUGET 20h : Round table : Back on the brief and site with port technicians, Agam, city, sociologists. Tutors are welcome

Thursday 12/01/2012 8h30 - 24h

Réalisation de courbes de niveaux maquette de site collective.
AMPHI.PUGET 20h: Round table "other public transportation mode" - B.Queysanne. Tutors are welcome

Friday 13/01/2012 8h30 - 24h

Pedagogical statement : Each team present it's design and objectives. Tutors are welcome

Saturday 14/01/2012 8h30 - 18h;

ENSA-M is opened

Week 2 Finalizing Design and Presentation

Monday 16/01/2012 0 - 24h; Team work
Thursday 17/01/2012 0 à 24h; Team work
Wednesday 18/01/2012 0 - 24h; Team work
Collective meal: 20h raclette - bring your cooking equipment, ENSA-M provides food.
Thursday 19/01/2012 0 - 19h; Team work
19h - 21h: Project's Models and CD-ROM are given to staff. Students signature. Obligatory
Friday 20/01/2012 9 - 20h
9h à 18h Jury AMPHI.PUGET: Public presentation of projects. Tutors required Random passage.
13h à 14h - Meal with tutors and invited persons.
Public presentation Tutors required 18h - Student vote 19h - Tutor advice 19h30 - Student and tutors peize announcement drink for friendship

Week 3 Reflexion: Personal Position and Personal Architectural Design

Monday 23/01/2012; personal work
Tuesday 24/01/2012; 10h - Le Corbusier visit - meeting: Cité radieuse entrance
14h - Euromediterrannée visit - meeting: Docks - Joliette entrance
Wednesday 25/01/2012; personal work
Thursday 26/01/2012; personal work
Friday 27/01/2012; 10h - Château d'If visit (by your own)
14h - Frioul island - Maritime + Hôpital Caroline works sites visits.

Week 4 Personal Design Development

Monday 30/01/2012; personal work
Thursday 31/01/2012 9h-18h; Atelier – Lecture
Wednesday 01/02/2012; 9h - 12h MUCEM work site visit; personal work
Thursday 02/02/2012; personal work
Friday 03/02/2012; personal work; 14h - 19h School of landscape architecture jury (optional)

Week 5 Design Finalization

Monday 06/02/2012; personal work
Thusday 07/02/2012 9h-18h; Atelier – Lecture
Wednesday 08/02/2012; personal work
Thursday 09/02/2012; personal work
Friday 10/02/2012; personal work

Week 6 Finalisation et Jury

Monday 13/02/2012; personal work
Thusday 14/02/2012 9h-18h; Atelier – lecture
Wednesday 15/02/2012; personal work
Thursday 16/02/2012  Jury
20h - Common Meal provided by ENSA-M

[Programme: Prof. Dr. Stéphane Hanrot, Marseille, December 2011]

Bibliographic Information:
Hanrot, Stéphane, Workshop Cluster • Marseille – France. In: Reiseuni Report | The Making of. European Architecture Dialogue. Jäger, Dagmar (Ed.); Pieper, Christian (Ed.) et al.; Reiseuni_lab: Berlin, 2017; Vol:III_9., ISBN:978-3-00-055521-3, DOI:10.978.300/0555213,