The Organization for Permanent Modernity is an office and research group for urban design and architecture.

NEW PROJECT for Aix-Marseille-Provence

04/27/2015 - 05:29
We are very excited to announce that ORG was selected and appointed for the design of a territorial urban vision for the future Metropolis of Aix-Marseille-Provence. The project is of a significant national importance in France, as Marseille is the second largest city of the country. The project is considered the Mediterranean equivalent of the Grand Paris project. ORG has partnered with LIN (Berlin), ZUS (Rotterdam), and other international experts.

At the start of 2016, Aix-Marseille-Provence will become one urban region on a policy level. In preparation of this, design teams have been appointed to formulate a long term vision for this new metropolis, in dialogue with stakeholders and each other. After a long and arduous selection process, our team was selected from a strong pool of internationally leading competitors. From a first selection of ten teams, eventually three were appointed.


At the end of 2015 the project will be finalized. This means that the study will be carried out over the course of the next nine months, in a very intensive and interactive design process, working on the scale of the territory as well as on a selection of strategic projects.

A complete list of the selected teams:
- LIN; ORG; Smets Consultants In Urbanism; ZUS Zones Urbaines Sensibles; EGIS ; CMN Partners; Repérage Urbain; Yes We Camp; Michael Kleyer; Joseph Hanimann ; Susanne Otto; LIA.
- Devillers & Associés ; Corinne Vezzoni & Associés; Theorit+ ; Transmobilites; EMBIX; Jean Blaise; Jean Viard; Alain Bourdin; Dominique Gaudron; Jerôme Dubois; Manuel De Forn; CEPRI.
- Seura Architectes; Jornet Llop Pastor; Coloco; Transitec; Orgeco; Jm Savignat; H. Sturm; Barcelona Regional.