Cité Radieuse

During the Beton Brut course, the students took a field trip to Cité Radieuse in Marseille, France to take a closer look. The students were led through this magnificent building by a tour guide that made sure to explain the significance of the building. The students took a major leap into the past while visiting this building, and with that, their design future will be better because of it.

The Le Corbusier hotel, a one-of-a-kind location in an outstanding setting, welcomes you to a man’s ideal that has become reality: “the Radiant City of Marseille.

Iconic Pilotis which both functionally as ground-level supporting columns, and philosophically as a tool for freeing the rigidity of traditional plan layouts, enabling efficient, buildings as ‘machines for living. Photo by Nicholas Bertucci.

It was a guided tour where students knew about the user’s activity and some other stories from the guide about the hotel.

Photo by Nusrat Sultana.

Le Corbusier’s first large-scale project was the Unite d’Habitation in Marseille, France. In 1947, Europe was still reeling from the devastation of Second World War II when Le Corbusier was commissioned to construct a multi-family residential housing project for the inhabitants of Marseille who had been displaced by the bombs on France.

Participants had a chance to visit the apartment. Photo by Nusrat Sultana.

On the rooftop of the hotel. Photo by Nusrat Sultana.

The Le Corbusier hotel, a one-of-a-kind location in an amazing setting, welcomes you to a man’s fantasy, “the Radiant City of Marseille.”

Students passed a great overnight excursion by exploring in terms of space organization, location clarity, park, facades, or furnishings since they were designated as historical monuments.

It is a great experience indeed!