Foster + Partners win Marseille Airport extension design competition

            <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />The competition for the new Marseille Provence Airport extension recently revealed <a href="" rel="nofollow" >Foster + Partners</a> as the winning entry. The firm's project will allow the airport to serve up to 12 million passengers per year (excluding the MP2 terminal). Originally built by Fernand Pouillon in the 1960s, Foster + Partners'&nbsp;new design revitalizes the original layout while also adding a link to the 1992 extension by Richard Rogers and tying the group of building together.&nbsp;
Marseille Provence Airport extension design by Foster + Partners. Photo: Foster + Partners.
With articulated interfaces between the new and old buildings, the firm's design features a new ‘Coeur’, French for heart, as phase one of the project. Connecting the flow of movement through all parts of the existing buildings, the Coeur creates a more intuitive arrival and departure progression for passengers. This extension is entirely top lit accomplished by a continuous glass skylight grid clad in steel. Located above the exi...

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