Around the cités universitaires

Let us wander around the university campus, taking in buildings by Fernand Pouillon and René Egger, and finding respite in a city within a city, where the passing of time and neo-classical, regional and modern influences can be seen. This trend is set to continue, with a vast regeneration project set to change the face of the city once more.

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Bibliothèque universitaire de la faculté de droit et économie

The Academic Library of the Faculty of Law and Economics

The Core of the University Complex

An Egger-Pouillon collaboration, this library was the starting point for the University's master plan. At the articulation of the Campus and the city, it opens itself up on its southern side to the Faculty of Law's esplanade. The Faculty of Law's Renaissance style was set aside in favour of both modern and neo-classical inspirations. This is a dense building where a large two-level reading room, a silo of stacks, archives, and areas dedicated to researchers interlock. The complex is articulated around a 14-meter-long courtyard, and its entrance at the end of a passage starting from the Faculty of Law's esplanade. The passage is covered by a patio roof linking together the different parts of the complex, which are covered in Roman-tiled hip roofs. On the back of the building, to the North, we find the stack silo, a six-level building topped with a patio roof that stands out among the other volumes.

A Patrimoine du XXème Siècle (the French “20th Century Heritage” designation) in the Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur Region. A

Architect :
René Egger, Fernand Pouillon
Year : 1950-1954
Type : Education
Adress :
3 avenue Robert Schuman,Aix-en-Provence
Géolocalisation google 43.297292,5.361493