Cité radieuse-Le Corbusier , Marseille.
Classified as “Historic Monument”, the Cité radieuse registered since July, 2016 on the WORLD HERITAGE OF THE UNESCO with 16 other sites in conformance with the contribution exception of the work the architectural of Him Corbusier to the modern movement.
This is the work of Swiss architect Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, better known as Le Corbusier. The impressive building measures 165m in length, 24m in width and 56m in height and was built between 1947 and 1951. The site is reminiscent of an urban plot in the middle of a park.
The great architect’s signature graphic style brings his visual effects together with a layout which was incredible at the time. An experiment for a new “habitat system”, the Cité Radieuse has 337 apartments of 23 different types which were comfortable and modern homes for the period.
�In addition to the individual spaces there are numerous “extensions of the home” designed to encourage a new type of multi-dwelling unit: an internal street with shops, a Imbernon bookshop and publisher, bar, restaurant and hotel Le Corbusier Booking online. There’s a nursery school and gym on the top floor which became the MAMO modern art centre in June 2013. The roof terrace provides a relaxation area with a paddling pool, playground and stage sheltered by a wind breaker for outdoor shows.
The building has even been a school of thought as Le Corbusier built other Cités Radieuses based on the Marseille model in the 50s (Rezé-Nantes, Firminy, Briey and Berlin).�
Visit of the Cité Radieuse
From Monday to Saturday at 10am, 2pm and 4 pm
Saturdays at 10am
Booking: 0826 500 500