If the investigations on architecture of the second twentieth century are now about ten years old, this heritage remains largely less recognized by the edility and the public, hence the interest of the censuses and monographs proposed here. Logically, after the census phase, which delimited the corpus of ensembles and residencies in Marseilles in its extension, the aim was to reduce their contours in order to develop a greater understanding, formalized by the monograph sheets. By definition, they reflect only one object of the corpus, but all the monographs thus constitute a collection covering a series of similar objects allowing the construction of typologies, classifications and comparisons.
1.1538 - La Martine
15th arrondissement, north of Marseille
Literature references: 20th century heritage, domestic architecture
X Edition directory number: 1538, p 47. 2005
Conception & writing T. Durousseau arch. 2007
designation: Groupe La Martine
chemin du Bosphore, chemin de La Martine, quartier Saint-Antoine 13015
Lambert 3: latitude 3.0288; longitude 43.3744
Access: metro 2: Bougainville - Sainte-Marguerite Dromel
bus 26: Bougainville - La Martine
Owner: S.A HLM Phocéenne d'Habitation, 20 boulevard Paul Peytral, 13291, Marseille Cedex 6 04 91 13 91 13
program: Housing group of 259 units PLR (Rental Loan of Relocation).
Operation Million, eight buildings.
Contracting authority: Phocéenne d'Habitation - CIL.
dates, authors: Competition 1955, completion 1958.
Alphonse Arati and Marius Boyer, architects.
Marcel Lauze, engineer.
Company, Société des Grands Travaux Métropolitains.
site: Amphitheatre site along the Marseilles Canal, near the North Hospital. Altitude 155,00 and 156,00 m. Residential area in discontinuous order, Sector E of the Master Urban Plan of 1949.
mass plane: Fan buildings on site, in parallel bands, depending on the depth of the terrain. Spreading: R+4.
frame: Skeleton structure in wobbly concrete forming separative apartments. Precut stone facing. Fairly good general condition.
cf. records: 1118 - The Apple Million - 1203 - La Grande Bastide - 1311 - Saint Theodore
sources: AD: 2071 W 8 (28.492), 10 (34.901), 165 W 133, 450
Marseille Magazine, No. 37, 1959
© Thierry Durousseau, 2004-2005