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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Poste principale

AFormer Main Post Office/New Tourism Office

The Modern Post Office According to Joseph Bukiet.

The French Postal Service's chief architect, Joseph Bukiet was awarded the "Postal Merit" for his realisations throughout France. Between 1962 and 1965, he oversaw the construction of Aix-en-Provence's main post office, responding to the constraints of the architectural program with two dissimilar yet contiguous buildings. The post office itself takes the form of a large block of colonnades clad in cut stone, while the sorting and administration facility is a long volume, built with the same materials, featuring regular breaches that increase in size from the substructure to the third floor. The latter wing's facades are treated with bosses for the substructure, while a delicate relief made of squares decorates the floors above. The building was recently partly demolished and reconstructed to to house a new Tourism Office, topped with a pavillion-shaped structure that recall the older building's arcades.
A Patrimoine du XXème Siècle (the French “20th Century Heritage” designation) in the Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur Region.
Architect :
Joseph Bukiet / Atelier 9
Year :1962-1965 / 2011
Type : Services
Adress :
Avenue des Belges
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