Plan Campus

What's this?

Aix-Marseille University is among the 11 French campuses accredited by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research as part of the “roadwork campuses”. The sites Luminy and Aix-Schuman receive important financing (€ 500 million which € 215 million for Luminy) for the renovation and construction of infrastructures.

This support, reinforced by the investment of the Urban Community MPM, the General et Regional Council, will include the rehabilitation of many buildings, the development of student life, the realization of a TechnoSport, the area expanded dedicated to business, improving service ... thus promoting the development of Marseille Luminy.

The latest advances

In April 2012 was launched the firsts works of area outside programmed as part of advances operations “Plan Campus Roadwork”. Some arrangements are already delivered and even more will be delivers over the coming first quarter of 2013.

 

The new parkings

For a few months, the upper campus including ITU, ESIL and the Faculty of Sport Sciences have new landscaped parks dedicated to cars but also protected and lighted parking for motorcycles. On these new spaces, trees and plants have been planted to cover in green the aisles of the parking for the coming seasons and provide excellent landscape integration. To mark the squares, the parking rows are separated by hardwood ties respecting the environment. Finally, to harmonize the new landscape, new luminaries have been installed to ensure conditions for safe use. Parking at the entrance to the campus is nearing completion, with its wood sun visor. 

 

New pathways have been achieved. Converging to the future heart of campus, they respect the landscaped of the site while offering street furniture includes benches installed under the trees to preserve the user-friendliness of the place.

 

Eight months of work were needed to give a new face to the Esplanade between the university restaurant and the hexagon. This exclusively pedestrian space cause a sensation with its limestone pavement under the existing pines, but also with its street furniture consists of tables and benches gabion.

It is unthinkable not to make a detour to discover this new place as well as its artistic composition: "Genesis" of Marseille artist, Peter Luu, emerging at the center of this new set. With a diameter of 3 meters, it consists of a single tube rolling around itself, nearly 150 meters in length made of stainless steel. It leaves an opening eyes on the landscape and a transparent vegetable. “Genesis” is result of the 1072 hours of work! For the author, it is a universal structure at the intersection of different disciplines studied at Luminy.

If 2012 saw the realization of these spaces, the year 2013 will be the start of development works near the center lane, in coordination with MPM, to facilitate the arrival of the High Level Bus Service in late 2014.

 

 

KEY FIGURES

€ 215 million to renovate the site Luminy
Completion of the work in 2017

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