The Port Vieux Pavilion: A Mirrored Canopy Constructed on a French Wharf

The Port Vieux Pavilion: A Mirrored Canopy Constructed on a French Wharf mirrors France architecture

The Port Vieux Pavilion: A Mirrored Canopy Constructed on a French Wharf mirrors France architecture

The Port Vieux Pavilion: A Mirrored Canopy Constructed on a French Wharf mirrors France architecture

Recently unveiled in Marseille, France this giant mirrored canopy called the Port Vieux Pavilion was designed by architecture firm Foster + Partners. The pavilion measures nearly 150 feet (46 meters) long and is made of highly polished stainless steel meant to reflect people and the surrounding environment of Marseille’s World Heritage-listed harbor. The project is somewhat analogous to Anish Kapoor’s Cloud Gate here in Chicago and based on these photos I have no doubt the canopy will be a huge draw for tourists and locals alike. (via designboom)