Today, 28 June, the Port of Marseille Fos launched a call for projects for an emblematic building located at La Joliette: the J1 hangar, the centrepiece of the prestigious seafront, at the junction of the Vieux-Port and the commercial port.

What will the J1 - situated on the Port’s eastern harbours in the heart of city - become? It’s anyone’s guess. Responses to the call for projects must arrive by 15 November 2017 (see end of press release). The Port Management Board, assisted by the especially constituted selection committee, will choose a maximum of 4 projects by March 2018. The shortlisted candidates will be asked to submit a final project before the summer. The winner will be designated by the Port’s executive bodies, assisted by an international jury, at the end of 2018.


Jean-Marc Forneri, Chairman of the Port of Marseille Supervisory Board, Christine Cabau Woehrel, Chairman of the Executive Board, Jean-claude Gaudin, Mayor of Marseille