Housing Unit, Marseille

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Housing Unit, Marseille - Address, Ticket Price

Address: 280 Boulevard Michelet, 13008 Marseille, France

Ticket Price: 10 EUR

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Time Required: 01:00 Hrs

Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

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This apartment building was built after the second world war in response to the housing shortage in France. A large building was needed and quickly. Architect Jean-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris said Le Corbusie designed for the city a building the proportions of which were based on Modulor principles - associations to human morphology, the golden ratio and the Fibonacci sequence. The result was a construct of Brutalist architecture, and 337 homes in 23 designs, completed in 1952. It also has an internal street, a bookshop, bar and restaurant and rooftop gym and terrace. For its time, the building was practically a thing from the future. In 2016, the remarkable building was added to the World Heritage of UNESCO list. You can just walk into the building to check it out. The security guard in the lobby will let you know which areas are accessible to you.

Housing Unit Information

  • Tours of the building are to be organised by the Tourist office and Convention Bureau.
  • Groups of 10+ will have to email in their reservation request.

Housing Unit Ticket Prices

  • EUR 5 for kids.

Housing Unit Opening and Closing Hours

Tours:

  • Closed on Sundays and Mondays
  • Tuesday to Saturday at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
  • On Saturday national holidays at 10 p.m. 

How To reach Housing Unit by Public Transport

  • Metro line 2 direction "Dromel" stop "Rond Point du Prado.
  • Bus: 21, 21 S, 22 S 22 to stop Le Corbusier.

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  • The LeCorbusier construction is open to the public free of charge, though visitors are required to sign in to a visitors book. A horrid little man nudged open his kiosk door and bellowed out when I crossed an invisible line before signing his meaningless book before which there was a gathering of visitors signing in, including my partner who was signing us both in. There's no verification process or scrutiny whatsoever so you could easily write Donald Duck, plus party of seven quacks or Islamic State senior officials away day and nobody'd be any the wiser, not least little job's worth who couldn't even see the book from inside his (albeit beautifully, brutally designed) cabin. The architecture is to very much to my liking. The 'welcome' personnel decidedly ignorant and unattractive.

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  • Really interesting example of Le Corbusier’s work. We had the guided tour, and the guide was terrific. The tour is worthwhile to see inside one of the apartments. And the highlight is the roof terrace.

  • Amazing crazy building

  • A mi an pias

  • A perfect example for the movement of modern architecture

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