Housing Unit

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  • Address: 280 Boulevard Michelet, 13008 Marseille, France
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  • Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: 10 EUR
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Family And Kids, Architecture

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.

  • 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.

  • EUR 5 for kids.

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. 

  • 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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  • Housing Unit Address: 280 Boulevard Michelet, 13008 Marseille, France
  • Housing Unit Timing: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Housing Unit Price: 10 EUR
  • Best time to visit Housing Unit(preferred time): 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Housing Unit: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 12.83% of people who visit Marseille include Housing Unit in their plan

  • 72.22% of people start their Housing Unit visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Housing Unit

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Housing Unit

People normally club together Parc National Des Calanques and Parc Borely while planning their visit to Housing Unit.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
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  • Visiting a building by Le Corbusier is always a treat. In this case there were a few let downs. The third floor is the 'shopping area'. You can't really get an idea on how living there really looks like. On the roof there is a restriction on visiting some interesting areas....

  • Piece of art on housing for present and future. Very well modeled on how we can efficiently use a piece of land to build a community based living. Everything in one place, such a relief to live here without getting out in the traffic to drop off kids or enjoy a cup of coffee or meal with your loved ones. Hopefully the future developers implement this great idea to spread the modern architecture

  • Retro fictional surprising. Good breakfast with amazing views of Marseille from the 9th floor.

  • An amazing building and an incredible opportunity to be able to spend a night in a room designed by lecorbusier.

  • One of the most known projects designed by architect Le Corbusier.

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