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CMA CGM Tower viewed from the North
General information
Status Complete
Type Office
Location Marseille
Completed Sep 2011
Opening Sep 2011
Roof 147 m (482 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 33
Floor area 94,000 m2 (58,000 m2 tower and 36,000 m2 annex)[1]
Lifts/elevators 20
Design and construction
Architect Zaha Hadid
Structural engineer Arup

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.


  1. ^ "CMA CGM Headquarters". Zaha Hadid Architects. 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. 

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