A unique location in the affluent, highly connected 8th district of Marseille
Located near the Prado roundabout, Velodrome sports stadium, and Chanot Parc des Expositions exhibition center, the Prado is served by multiple forms of public transportation and connected to the highway network. It is also part of a larger urban infrastructure scheme in this southern district that includes residential, office, and hotel developments.
Inspired by 19th century Italian covered galleries and designed by architectural firms Benoy and Rogeon to resemble a commercial street, this new shopping venue is covered by a canopy composed of 1,750 glass panels. It rests on monumental mesh structure which seems to be suspended in the air. A veritable work of art, the canopy constitutes a screen for the “mistral” wind and allows light in while protecting visitors from the sun.