What is Euroméditerranée?

A planning and economic development operation that has changed the face of Marseille.
Launched in 1995 by the State, the City of Marseille, the Urban Community of Marseille Provence Métropole, the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region and the General Council of Bouches-du-Rhône, Euromediterranée 1 has transformed a piece of the city covering over 300 hectares.
In concrete terms, for the people of Marseille, this has meant tunnels (Major, Saint Charles and Joliette), office blocks with the CMA-CGM tower and the new La Joliette business district, cultural amenities like the Silo and the Mucem, as well as the new Saint Charles station, the renovation of Rue de la République and the Terrasses du Port shopping centre, to name just the largest projects.
Designed by famous architects like Zaha Hadid, Rudy Ricciotti, Stéfano Boeri, Jean Nouvel and many others, these buildings are now the emblems of the new Marseille.
This scheme has Operation in the National Interest status, and aims to elevate Marseille among the ranks of the great European and Mediterranean metropolises.
It will achieve this by building a new “city in the city”, and upholding the pillars of sustainable development: social equity, respect for the environment and economic growth. This will be achieved by transforming underused land in the city centre to develop new neighbourhoods.

Infrastructures (tunnels), public spaces (pavements, roads) as well as offices, housing, shops, hotels, cultural amenities and leisure facilities are all part of the plan.