CMA CGM Tower

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CMA CGM Tower
Tour CMA-CGM
General information
StatusComplete
TypeOffice
LocationMarseille
CompletedSep 2011
OpeningSep 2011
Height
Roof147 m (482 ft)
Technical details
Floor count33
Floor area94,000 m2 (58,000 m2 tower and 36,000 m2 annex)[1]
Lifts/elevators20
Design and construction
ArchitectZaha Hadid
Structural engineerArup

Coordinates: 43°18′54″N 5°21′57″E / 43.315041°N 5.365841°E / 43.315041; 5.365841

The CMA CGM Tower is a 147 m tall skyscraper in Euroméditerranée, the central business district of Marseille, France. Designed by Zaha Hadid, it is the headquarters for CMA CGM, a major shipping firm, hosting 2,200 employees previously spread over seven sites.

Zaha Hadid was selected to design the building in November 2004 and it became her first built tower.[2][3] It is intended to interact with other landmarks of the city including the Château d'If and the basilica of Notre-Dame de la Garde, which stands taller than the tower on a rocky outcrop.[4] Built by Vinci subsidiary GTM Construction,[5] the building has 20 lifts to service its 33 floors[6] and was completed in September 2011.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CMA CGM Headquarters". Zaha Hadid Architects. Archived from the original on 2010-07-30. Retrieved 2010-09-14.
  2. ^ Jodidio, Philip. "Five Works by Zaha Hadid". Architecture Week. Retrieved 2009-09-14.
  3. ^ Quirk, Vanessa. "Zaha Hadid Architects' First Built Tower: CMA CGM Headquartersv". ArchDaily. Retrieved 2015-09-14.
  4. ^ Chessa, Milena (2008-06-11). "La tour CMA-CGM de Zaha Hadid, un nouveau phare pour Marseille". Le Moniteur (in French). Retrieved 2010-09-14.
  5. ^ "Zaha's French connection: Marseilles CMA CGM tower". Building. Retrieved 2010-09-14.
  6. ^ "Reference Projects: CMA-CGM Tower, Marseille". Retrieved 2010-09-14.[permanent dead link]

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