Musée des Civilisations de la Méditerranée (Mucem)
7 Prom. Robert Laffont, 13002 Marseille, France
Musée des Civilisations de la Méditerranée (MuCEM)This museum consists of three sites that collectively encompass 4,100 square meters (45,000 square feet) dedicated to exhibitions on Mediterranean civilizations, from ancient to modern. The newest of the buildings is the Rudy Ricciotti–designed J4, a cube wrapped in a lacy concrete facade, encircled by ramps and topped by a rooftop terrace. The turreted, 17th-century Fort Saint-Jean houses displays on folk art, and the ocher-colored Centre for Conservation and Resources (CCR) offers a behind-the-scenes look into the artifacts of the museum.