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.

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Palais Victor Hugo

Palais Victor Hugo

A Young Fernand Pouillon's Earliest Works

The building is located on a wide plane tree-lined avenue that borders the Mazarin district to the West. Close to the junction of the Roi René Boulevard, it is surrounded by "art deco" or 1900-era buildings. This beautiful eight-pan, seven-storey edifice follows the alignment of the avenue, and has a stone cut-clad facade. The concrete rounded balconies jut out and are supported by semicylindrical pillars and completed by running metal guardrails. The floors are also made of concrete. The pitched roof is covered in tiles. The building also features rolling shutters and woodwork decorations. This "rationalist art deco" creation was one of Fernand Pouillon's first constructions.
A Patrimoine du XXème Siècle (the French “20th Century Heritage” designation) in the Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur Region.
Architect :
Fernand Pouillon, Henri Enjouvin
Year : 1935-1936
Type : Housing
Adress :
22,23bis avenue Victor Hugo
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