• Programme : 117 housing units: Open access; Intermediate; Assisted; Social; PSLA and shops and activities
  • Location : Le Cabanon idéal, Marseille.
  • Calendar : 2021 contest.
  • Client : BNP Paribas Real Estate Expertise .
  • Architecture team : Architects: Hamonic+Masson & Associates and Boris Bouchet Architects .
  • BET TCE : Qualiconsult : Bureau de contrôle; Magelan : Bureau d’étude technique; Inddigo : étude environnementale; CEC WRD : fluides/réseaux, Reliefs paysagistes.
  • environemental : Qualiconsult: control office; Magelan: technical design office; Inddigo: environmental study; CEC WRD: fluids/networks; Reliefs paysagistes.
  • Surface : 8551 m².
  • Team : Yves Micault

Le Cabanon idéal, Marseille

The "Cabanon idéal", will tell a South of France story, its topographical references, its materiality which alternates the brightness of the glass with the patterns of cement tiles, ceramics, glazed sandstone with dominant blues and greens. Here only raw materials are used: stone, concrete, earthenware, wood, glass, both inside and out.

The particular typology of this referent of the Marseilles collective imagination guided and built the narrative system of our project. The cabanon was first and foremost a fisherman’s hut on the water’s edge, temporarily used as a storage space. It refers above all to the simplicity of use and the efficiency of the plan: a living room kitchen, a bay window and an outdoor space with barbecue and plancha! It is the transposition of this triptych into a crossing typology that builds the main body of the collective building "Chemin de la Madrague-ville".

The two collective complexes along the streets and the two series of superimposed duplexes, thought of as townhouses along the transverse alleys, are connected by a common ground floor. It is a base composed of large bays, piers or massive stone reflections topped by a lintel running all around the project. It is a question of ensuring a coherent reading at the scale of the district while adapting to the singular situations of shops, activities and housing. Above, different registers, composed by our two teams of architects, follow one another in the idea of a common vocabulary, that of an architecture of loggias, terraces and full-height bays on the southern facades of the collective buildings, inhabited courtyards along the boulevard de Ventimiglia and more singular volumes, townhouses colored by ceramics, along the alleys or placed on the roofs.