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WHAT WE’RE SEEING: Legacies of Le Corbusier’s Ville Radieuse on housing worldwide

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WHAT WE’RE SEEING

RIBA, 66 Portland Place London W1B 1AD
26 March 2013
Talk at 6.30 and 7.15pm (30 mins each)
Free

Le Corbusier's designs for La Ville Radieuse

Le Corbusier’s designs for La Ville Radieuse

A week on Tuesday, 26 March, is what promises to be a fascinating talk about the legacy Le Corbusier‘s Ville Radieuse had on subsequent housing in Britain. Designed in 1924, La Ville Radieuse was a grandiose plan for a city of the future, set in Paris. The plan involved synchronising high-rise buildings with open green spaces and motorways. The overall intention was to build a city efficient for the modern age. Whilst the designs were never realised, their influence on architecture worldwide is well versed – from Marseille to Brasilia. Their impact on British architecture, however, is quite unknown. This talk attempts to address this lack of research and it should provide interesting insight into the heritage of modern architecture in Britain, particularly no doubt that of the 1960s. For more information visit: RIBA


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