MuCem

 

Designed by architect Rudy Ricciotti, a great ambassador for concrete, the magnificent "MuCEM" is an avant-garde creation that required several technical feats, made possible with Ductal® ultra-high performance concrete.

 

Description

On the waterfront of the Old Port in Marseille, France, architect Rudy Ricciotti has designed an exceptional building called "MuCEM", the first museum in the world dedicated to European and Mediterranean Civilizations. MuCEM creates a dialogue between the two shores of the Mediterranean Sea and opens new horizons to residents of the city. Ricciotti explains, "With the MuCEM, I wanted a place of leisure and culture, a popular museum offering a different kind of trip around the Mediterranean Sea."

 

Challenge

Construction of the MuCEM required 5 ATEx (Technical Experimental Assessments) conducted by CSTB. Surrounding the 18 m high building in concrete lace, the UHPC latticework enshrouds the building acting as sunshades and spreading out over the façade and roof of the MuCEM. Designed to shield the southern and western façades from the strong Mediterranean sun, they cast shadow along the peripheral walkway and onto the roof terrace. Following strict specifications, these panels are able to support extreme loads, especially the façades that are exposed to prevailing winds.

 

Key figures

  • Building: 15 000 m2
  • Length of the footbridge linking MuCEM to Fort Saint-Jean: 135 meters
  • Ductal® lattice panels: 384
  • Structural arboresque style columns : 308

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