Around the Pavillon Noir

From the latest realizations of the biggest names in contemporary international architecture, all the way back to Fernand Pouillon's early efforts, this tour presents almost a century of architectural forms in the span of a few metres. This stroll will lead you through the Sextius Zone d’Aménagement Concerté (joint development area), one of Europe's most important urban projects of the last 20 years, then down to the end of the Cours Mirabeau.

Autour du pavillon Noir Pavillon noir Conservatoire régional de musique Grand théatre de Provence Annexe des archives départementales Logements Poste principale Palais Victor Hugo
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Bohigas Residence

Bohigas Residence

A statement building that became an urban reference

At the heart of the Sextius Mirabeau ZAC's medley of architectural styles, one building makes a colourful statement: at the corner of Max Juvénal and Armand Lunel Avenues, an eight-story tower topped by a concrete trellis. Its red tone leaves no one indifferent, but it has nonetheless allowed the contruction to become a landmark in the city. The tower delimits the corner of the enclosed city block and expresses two different architectural treatments: one wing presents itself as a slab dotted with square openings and loggias and topped with a circular-tiled roof, while the more modernist, curved wing juxtaposes horizontal bands with tall vertical windows, projecting balconies and a flat roof. This incongruous object has become a reference in Aix's cityscape.

Architect :
AYear : 1997-2000
Typee : logement
Adress :
Avenue Max Juvenal
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