ARCHITECT OF THE MEMORIAL
“This project consists of accepting: accepting the block, its shape, its somewhat alienating military geometry, its history.”
- Rudy Ricciotti
Nicknamed the “pirate of architecture”, Rudy Ricciotti combines creative power with genuine construction craftmanship. Born in Algiers in 1952, he studied first at the School of Engineering in Geneva and then at the School of Architecture in Marseille, before settling in Bandol (Var, France). Known for his expressive frankness, this concrete lover cannot imagine his profession without sincere citizen engagement. He is the architect of some of the most impressive construction projects in France, most notably the National Choreographic Centre, in Aix-en-Provence, and the MuCEM (Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean), in Marseille.