Phosphore: Phase 1
The first phase of the Phosphore project (September 2007 to June 2008) involved the design and construction of a multimodal station in Marseille, coupled with a high-rise office building. The main aim was to come up with totally new technical and technological solutions that make a clean break with conventional practice.
The contextual scenario for this virtual project – which was developed in association with climate experts, urban planners, sociologists, economists and technical experts from the construction industry – depicted the city of tomorrow as being not only a place to live, work and socialise, but also the setting for a series of inevitable challenges relating to:
Strong pressure on energy prices and the introduction of carbon taxation;
Ultra-dense urban environments;
Greatly increased demand for real and virtual mobility, with public transport playing a predominant role;
Proliferation of service offerings based on new information and communication technologies;
Mandatory rigorous management of all resources, and notably of energy, water and air.