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The construction works are located at the historically listed site in Marseille at the end of the East / West axis leading to the Old Port, of Longchamp Boulevard and Canebière and consists of one of the few remaining green settings in the heart of town. It was therefore relevant in this restructuring project to use bio-based materials, to have an approach to strengthen and enhance the natural look of the site by forming part of it. The treated areas (exterior insulation) regained thermal comfort from a nonexistent (no insulation) state. For the new envelope, it was decided to treat the wood siding with a humidifier with water (gray color)which helps to reduce the aging of wood and standardize its color changes with time (...)

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