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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Faculté de droit et science politique

Faculty of Law and Political Science

An Air of Italian Renaissance.

This building celebrates the unique union of late 1930s architecture and the Italian Renaissance. Located on the northern part of the campus, the closest to downtown, the site is made up of a succession of terraces leading to the Faculty of Law - the campus landmark. Located on the highest of the platforms, the Faculty opens up on the intersection of Robert Schuman and Churchill avenues. The monumental facade is the building's most notable component, with its amalgamation of late-30s aesthetics and Renaissance-inspired touches like campanile-style steeples, marble massings and monumental doors. The centerpiece of the campus master plan, the Faculty takes the form of a main construction topped with campaniles and flanked with two symmetrical wings. The building was originally designed to house Aix's two faculties - the Faculty of Letters and its large amphitheater in the north wing, and the Faculty of Law, to the south, with its two amphitheaters.

Architect :
Jean Boët, Pierre Sardou, René Egger, Fernand Pouillon
Year : 1937-1955
Type : enseignement
Address :
3 avenue Robert SchumanAix-en-Provence
Géolocalisation google 43.297292,5.361493