Winy Maas presents "Le Grand Puzzle" at Madrid's CentroCentro centre. The book is the result of intensive research – made from 2018 to the start of 2020 – by an international team of architects and urbanists from MVRDV and The Why Factory (Delft University of Technology), in collaboration with Manifesta 13 and representatives of both Marseille institutions and universities.
Le Grand Puzzle proposes a methodology, an agenda, and an analysis to portray today’s Marseille and can be perceived as a ‘manifesto’ for the city. “Le Grand Puzzle shows the incredible urban possibilities and impossibilities of Marseille, through conversations, analyses, maps and ideas”, says Winy Maas, co-founder of MVRDV and director of The Why Factory (Delft University of Technology). “It forms an urban portrait of Marseille; a constructive mirror to Marseille.” The study is commissioned as a foundational base of and by Manifesta 13, which due to COVID-19 launches its series of projects gradually this weekend in Marseille.