Found project: Pavillon de l'Esprit nouveau (reconstruction)


    Project : Pavillon de l'Esprit nouveau (reconstruction)

    Language variant : Esprit Nouveau Pavilion (reconstruction)

    Architect : Le Corbusier & Gresleri & Oubrerie

    Completion: 1977

    Locality : Bologna

    Country : Italy

    Building style : Modern architecture (not specified)

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    Description :

    The Pavillon de l’Esprit Nouveau, build for the Exposition des Arts Décoratifs in Paris 1925, was posited as a prototypical two-storey high-rise dwelling-unit, created by combining the megaron form of the Maison Citrohan with the characteristic two-storey L-shaped monk’s cell and garden of the standard Carthusian monastery. Lit by a light-well to the rear of the court, the duplex was built around an inset “hanging garden” rather than being equipped with a balcony in the conventional sense. It is this singular feature that has remained a challenge for all residential high-rise construction ever since, perennially unrealizable it seems due to its volumetric extravagance.

    The Pavillon was demolished in 1926 and Le Corbusier didn’t manage to find funding for the reconstruction of it. This Pavillon in Bologna is a replica of the original Pavillon realized in 1977 by José Oubriere and Giuliano Gresleri.

    Frampton, Kenneth: Le Corbusier, Thames & Hudson – World of Art, 2001, p. 41.

    Cohes, Jean-Louis: Le Corbusier, Taschen, 2004, p. 33.

    Ed. and transl. Katriina Puputti



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    Pavillon de l'Esprit nouveau (reconstruction)
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    Pavillon de l'Esprit nouveau (reconstruction)
    Pavillon de l'Esprit nouveau (reconstruction)
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    Pavillon de l'Esprit nouveau (reconstruction)
    Pavillon de l'Esprit nouveau (reconstruction)
    Image © Arto Kuorikoski