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 Letters and Social Sciences

An Economy of Means

After Toulouse and Montpellier, this was the third university campus designed by the Pouillon-Egger duo. This building stands at the northern end of the campus, in dialogue with the Faculty of Law's library, its counterpart on the southern side. The Faculty of Letters is an imposing quad, breached by three large patios and topped with a multi-story slab. The building stands out with the systematic use of a vertical grid punctuated by facade pillars, an extreme streamlining device meant to reduce construction costs.
Architect :
René Egger
Year : 1961-1966
Type : education
Adress :
29 avenue Robert Schuman,Aix-en-Provence
Géolocalisation google 43.297292,5.361493