MAMAC offers an original and ambitious architecture, in keeping with its vocation as a museum of modern and contemporary art. Composed of a four-footed arch spanning the underground course of Peillon on one side, and the former Route nationale 7 (now crossing Garibaldi) on the other, the museum is located in the heart of the city, helping to reconcile two central aspects in the urban fabric of Nice. On the one hand, urban planning dating from the time when Nice was governed by the Kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia, and on the other, the utopia generated by the enthusiasm of the Belle Époque. The monumental character of the whole, with its square plan and arcades, is reminiscent of classical architecture. But the play of light echoes a dimension of tranquility that comes to the heart of the city: the olive trees and trees planted on the square are in harmony and the smooth surfaces of the bases, made of Carrara marble, for a dialogue between minerality and nature. MAMAC is part of the “Promenade des Arts” project. The land cleared by the Peillon roofing offers a green corridor in the heart of the city, while allowing the construction of other cultural facilities, such as a theater.